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. 40, No. 4, 1999

A Case for an Art Education of Everyday Aesthetic Experiences
According to Featherstone (1991), the aestheticization of everyday life "refers to the rapid flow of signs and images which saturate the fabric of everyday life in contemporary society" (p. 67). A concern for everyday aesthetics arises from the societal...
Art Education: Issues in Postmodernist Pedagogy / Postmodern Art Education: An Approach to Curriculum
In 1997 the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released an indepth study of the health of the arts in America (Larson, 1997). Based on six forums held throughout the United States, the study details major issues faced by arts organizations (including...
Building Bridges, Experiential Art Understanding: A Work of Art as a Means of Understanding and Constructing Self
Rasanen, Marjo. (1997). Building Bridges, Experiential Art Understanding: A Work of Art as a Means of Understanding and Constructing Self Helsinki: University of Art and Design Helsinki. 340 pages. ISBN 951-558-014-5. Reviewed by Mary Erickson Arizona...
Editorial: Looking Forward and Backward
In many ways this issue of Studies in Art Education is about the future. Paul Duncum encourages us to make a concerted effort to incorporate the sites of the "everyday" into art education theory and practice. Kristin Congdon, Catalina Delgado-Trunk,...
"From Endpoints to Repertoires": A Challenge to Art Education
Whether or not we agree with Arthur Danto's (1997) idea of living in the "after the end of art" era, one thing is certain: At the end of the 20th century the concept of art constitutes, more than ever before, an ill-defined category. The understanding...
Preparing Teachers of Art
Day, M. (Ed.). (1997). Preparing Teachers of Art. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association. 154 pp. ISBN 1-890160-016 Despite some early misgivings, I found valuable information in the pages of Michael Day's anthology and some proposed directions...
Speaking the Mind and Minding the Speech: Novices Interpreting Art
Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky likens thought to "a cloud shedding a shower of words" (1986, p. 251). One could take this statement to mean that thought precedes and produces speech. But the metaphor, when considered carefully, defies such simplification....
Teaching about the Ofrenda and Experiences on the Border
It is no secret that artists and art educators often feel they have to tread lightly around artistic expressions that are unfamiliar, foreign, or controversial to certain groups of people. Many of these artistic products and processes originated in countries...
Tribute to Marylou Kuhn
The field of art education and the faculty of Florida State University lost a distinguished art educator, Dr. Marylou Kuhn, on January 5, 1999. We commend her generous giving of her energies and vision and her service of her profession and her students....
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