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ERIC Number: ED342710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Peace Education in Art: Focus on Gender.
Kauppinen, Heta
Art education can be used as a focal point in studying peace education and gender issues. One aspect of peace education is the field of human relations and that can include issues of gender. Basic concepts of patriarchy, sexism, feminism, and women's liberation can be studied through art. Finnish art education curriculum provides three areas for peace education with a focus on gender: (1) art history; (2) folk art; and (3) mass media. Art history features an image of Finnish women as successful artists and creators of culture. Twenty-five percent of the art works cited in art history books are by women and in the history of design women's artworks are in the majority. In the study of folk art much attention is given to the study of decorative and utility textiles designed and made by women. Study of folk art also emphasizes equal achievement by men and women. Students study mass media by examining newspapers, magazines, television, and film to develop their understanding of gender differences. A case study concludes the document and describes Finnish women in various occupations, inclduing art education, indicating the continuous evolution of equality between genders. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland