Studies in Art Education

Studies in Art Education is a journal of research in visual art education. Since it was founded in 1959, it is printed quarterly. The journal is published by the National Art Education Association.Subjects for Studies in Art Education include art and art history and education.

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 3, Spring

A Cross-Site Analysis of Strategies Used by Three Middle School Art Teachers to Foster Student Learning1
This cross-site, collaborative study focused on the instructional practices of three middle school art teachers from Arizona, Indiana, and New York. The researchers found similarities as well as differences among the teachers' strategies. At all three...
Connecting Art, Learning, and Creativity: A Case for Curriculum Integration
The author argues that 'substantive' art integration harmonizes with contemporary postmodern thought in art education and represents a strategy for teaching art in a postmodern way. Bringing together theories from cognitive science and metaphor theory...
Efland on the Aesthetic and Visual Culture: A Response
Arthur Efland's attempt (2004) to find a middle ground between what he calls two rival versions of art education-in effect aesthetic education and visual culture-is both welcome and needed. His notion of the entwined nature of aesthetic experience and...
Expanding the Research Community of Art Education
It is easy to lose sight of the larget ptofessional community of which we are a part when we are immersed in our own research and theory development, or focusing on teaching and administrative duties. The research community is a critical part of the...
Foundations for Design Education: Continuing the Bauhaus Vorkurs Vision
The Bauhaus Vorkurs (Foundation Course) is discussed as a versatile, enduring prototype for combining art, design, and architectural studio education in the American K-12 curriculum. The history of the Vorkurs is reviewed, from its pedagogical roots...
GRACE Notes: A Grass Roots Art and Community Effort
In this article, I use data collected from research conducted in the summer of 2001 at the Grass Roots Arts and Community Effort (GRACE) in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. I present case studies of artists with developmental disabilities, who along...
Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture
Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture Hooper-Greenhill, E. (2000). Routledge: London. 195 pages. ISBN 0-415-08633-7As understandings about the nature of knowledge and approaches to objects have changed, the notion of a museum has changed from...
The Arts in Children's Lives: Context, Culture, and Curriculum
The Arts in Children's Lives: Context, Culture, and Curriculum Bresler, L., & Thompson, C. (2002). Dordrecht, Boston, & London: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 250 pages. ISBN 1-4020-0471-0Liora Bresler and Christine Marme Thompson have edited an...
What? Clotheslines and Popbeads Aren't Trashy Anymore?: Teaching about Kitsch
In this article, we explore changing definitions of kitsch and simultaneously examine the relevance of kitsch to contemporary society. Using a number of examples, including a focus on kitsch related to September 11, 2001, we explore the current popularity...
Youth Fantasies: The Perverse Landscape of the Media
Youth Fantasies: The Perverse Landscape of the Media jan jagodzinski (2004). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 281 pages. ISBN: 1-4039-6165-4"All for freedom and for pleasure.Nothing ever lasts forever.Everybody wants to rule the world."-Tears for FearsIntroduction...