ERIC Number: ED249130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Projects and Prospects: Art in Multicultural Society.
City of Birmingham Polytechnic (England). Dept. of Art.
Practical ways in which visual arts may contribute to multicultural education are explored in eight conference papers. A welcoming address describes the objectives of the meeting and the role of multicultural education in the schools. The first paper describes the role of the art gallery in the community. Examples of programs offered by a local gallery are provided. The second paper considers the cultural background and special needs of West African students and provides directions for a multicultural art syllabus. A third presentation describes a pottery culture project in which units on Ashanti, Hausa, Peruvian and Pakistani pottery are used in the schools. The fourth paper explores Chinese calligraphy as a reflection of Chinese culture. Illustrating children's books from a multicultural angle is the topic of the fifth paper. Islamic decorative writing is described in the sixth paper. The seventh paper concerns the use of cultural folk tales. The final paper examines cultural pluralism and its implications for teaching arts in schools. Education in a multicultural society, arts education, and third world art forms are discussed. A list of conference attenders concludes the publication. (LP)
Descriptors: African Culture, Art Education, Ceramics, Childrens Literature, Chinese Culture, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Experiential Learning, Folk Culture, Foreign Culture, Illustrations, Islamic Culture, Manuscript Writing (Handlettering), Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, School Community Relationship, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Authoring Institution: City of Birmingham Polytechnic (England). Dept. of Art.
Identifiers: West Africans
Note: Proceedings of a conference on the role of visual arts in multicultural education (Birmingham, England, May 16, 1980). Developed by the Ethnographic Resources for Art Education Project. Partial funding provided by the Birmingham Polytechnic Research Committee. For related document on the arts in multicultural education, see SO 015 753. For pottery culture project units, see SO 015 940-942.