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. 42, No. 1, Fall

Art Criticism and Art Education
Art Criticism and Art Education Wolff, T., & Geahigan, G. (1997). Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 352 pages, ISBN 0-252-02314-5. An early impetus for art educators to move to a discipline-based perspective was Bruner's (1960) proposal that...
Beyond the Traditional in Art: Facing a Pluralistic Society
The content of this book is based on the United States Society through Art (USSEA) Symposium held in Columbus, Ohio in 1991. According to Peter Smith (1999), "In some ways the symposium can be seen as a milestone event that showed that art education...
Commentary: Historical Research in the Southwest: Ignored and Undervalued
Smith (1999) draws our attention to the need for research on historical art education practices in the Southwest. He also valiantly champions the work of a major female teacher, Dorothy Dunn at the Santa Fe Indian School. Smith uses secondary sources...
Conversations about Art: A Disruptive Model of Interpretation
This article explores the concept that an understanding of positioning within discursive practices1 can lead to an understanding of the social construction of self and difference. With this understanding comes the potential for change or agency in negotiating...
Dutch Studies of the Effects of Arts Education Programs on School Success
In The Netherlands discussions of the role of arts education in relation to academic achievement take place on all school levels. In elementary education the effectiveness of special arts programs such as the extended school day is questioned. In secondary...
Editorial: The Studies Invited Lecture, 2000
This issue contains articles on a variety of topics, reflecting the variety of concerns and activities of the readership, or of those who care to submit material to the journal. There is a discussion of new ways of teaching interpretation by Jane Gooding-Brown;...
The Studies Invited Lecture: About Art Interpretation for Art Education
Over the years I have come to believe that the most important thing I do as an art educator is to involve people in the interpretation of art. This article is based on and furthers a set of principles I wrote to guide people in interpretive endeavors...
Toward a Community Model of Art Education History
Community-level studies enjoy a long tradition of application to historical research in areas such as the physical sciences and politics; however, this approach has not been widely applied to art education history. This article outlines a community-level...
Understanding the Cultural Meaning of Selected African Ndop Statues: The Use of Art History Constructivist Inquiry Methods
This paper describes a case study in which 19 third grade children examined a series of images of Ndop statues and visual information from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, using art history constructivist inquiry methods. The...