ERIC Number: ED249131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Changing Traditions. An Exhibition Exploring Wider Cultural Reference in Teaching the Visual Arts and Other Subjects.
City of Birmingham Polytechnic (England). Dept. of Art.
Resources for teaching the visual arts from a multicultural and anthropological perspective are divided into three sections. Section I contains six articles which provide background information about multicultural art education. The lead article describes the theme of the "changing traditions" exhibit, a citywide (Birmingham, England) exhibit of student-developed multicultural art projects. Other articles focus on multicultural art education, ceramics activities, guidelines for multicultural art curricula, the use of artifacts to explore foreign cultures, and the effect of the British examination system on multicultural education. Following an introduction, section II contains descriptions of 15 classroom projects for teaching art from a multicultural perspective. Projects include ceramics, raku, making musical instruments, making Japanese dolls, and constructing kites. Section III catalogs 39 classroom projects displayed at the "changing traditions" exhibit. School association, class and grade level, supervising teacher, materials used, references, illustrations, and a brief project description are provided. (LP)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Products, Ceramics, Childrens Art, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Experiential Learning, Foreign Culture, Multicultural Education, Standardized Tests, Student Projects, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City of Birmingham Polytechnic (England). Dept. of Art.
Note: Developed by the Ethnographic Resources for Art Education Project. Project assisted by the Changing Traditions Teacher's Group (England). Illustrations may not reproduce well.