ERIC Number: ED341607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Art Education as Social Production: Culture, Society, and Politics in the Formation of Curriculum.
Art education has emerged in relation to a number of cultural influences. These influences framed school art in terms of four strands of purpose. The first strand is the use of art education for developing skills for a labor market. The second strand views the purpose of public access to art as cultural education and a leisure time activity for the middle class. The third strand concerns art as an illustration of moral character and aesthetic taste for the social person. The fourth strand conceives of art as healthful and creative self-expression. The stands have interacted historically and their conflicts have involved deeper issues of an American society involving conceptions of work and play, democracy and individuality, and what constitutes scientific and social reality. (Author)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cultural Influences, Educational Demand, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Market, Public Schools, Skill Development, Social Influences
Falmer Press, Taylor and Francis Publications, 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007-1598.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Thomas S. Popkewitz, Ed. The Formation of School Subjects: The Struggle for Creating an American Institution. 1987. p63-84.