ERIC Number: ED329453
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Publication Date: 1989
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An Aesthetics for Art Educators.
Kaelin, Eugene Francis
Discipline-based art education (DBAE) is a movement to incorporate aesthetics, studio production, art history, and art criticism into a curriculum of instruction in the arts. The 10 essays in this book focus on the role of philosophical aesthetics in the discipline of art education. Divided into two parts, part 1 of the book is an attempt to show the possibility of applying philosophical aesthetics as a foundational study for art education. Five essays are included: (1) "Aesthetics Yesterday and Today"; (2) "The Educational Function of the Fine Arts"; (3) "Isness and Oughtness: Reasoning about Values"; (4) "Aesthetics and the Teaching of Art"; and (5) "Why Teach Art in the Public Schools?" Part 2 is written from the view that the neglect of phenomenological philosophy in the United States has precluded the use of some very powerful analytical techniques. The essays include: (6) "Aesthetic Education: A Role for Aesthetics Proper"; (7) "'Epoche' and Relevance in Aesthetic Discourse"; (8) "An Existential-Phenomenological Account of Aesthetic Education"; (9) "Between the Innocent Eye and the Omniscient Mind: Phenomenology as a Method for Art-Critical and Aesthetic Analysis"; and (10) "Three Themes for Determining a Measure of Aesthetic Literacy." A glossary, references, and a 37-item annotated bibliography conclude the volume. (DB)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Activities, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Art Products, Art Teachers, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Phenomenology
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 ($18.95).
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