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. 44, No. 3, Spring

Beyond Visual Culture: Seven Statements of Support for Material Culture Studies in Art Education
Writing in the early 19th century, de Tocqueville (1988) predicted the plethora of cultural forms and practices that people in the United States now engage with and experience. He believed that in contrast to nondemocratic societies, culture in a democracy...
Commentary: Are We Entering a Post-Critical Age in Visual Arts Education?
The current institutional boundaries of the arts are subject to challenge from various quarters. In a similar way the boundaries of school syllabi in the arts are under reconstruction. This commentary lists a number of reasons why it is that the boundaries...
Commentary: Visual Culture, Visual Brain, and (Art) Education
Many art education scholars have argued in recent years that visual culture, as an important cultural phenomenon, is worth addressing in the context of schooling because of its great social impact and relevance to the lives of young people (e.g., Barbosa,...
Editorial: Seeing Visual Culture
Studies in Art Education is "a journal of issues and research in art education," and this edition is a theme issue that explores "visual culture." From an editorial perspective, how might notions of visual culture presented here be best understood? In...
Interpreting Visual Culture as Cultural Narratives in Teachng Education
Although visual images emerged in the last century as one of the most pervasive forms of communication, their enormous social, historical, and cultural power as cultural texts is largely ignored in schools. Yet, visual images, and the experiences associated...
Of Diagrams and Rhizomes: Visual Culture, Contemporary Art, and the Impossibility of Mapping the Content of Art Education
The Conventional Realm of Art Education What are the boundaries of the field of art education? What should the boundaries be? If the basic character of art changes, if new definitions and theories of art arise, if the artworld transforms itself, and...
Studies of Mass Arts
Topics of interest in a number of disciplines and newly labeled "studies of visual culture" merit the attention of art educators. I have reservations about the phrase visual culture, because it can limit discussion of imagery associated with poetic and...
Wrestling with Angels, Searching for Ghosts: Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Visual Culture
A visionary, vision is scary, could start a revolution... I'm interesting, the best thing since wrestling..A nuisance, who sent, you sent for me? (Eminem, 2002) While some K-12 art educators still engage their students in exercises based on creative...
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