ERIC Number: ED370861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Creating a Visual Arts Research Agenda toward the 21st Century.
National Art Education Association, Reston, VA. Commission on Research in Art Education.
This document consists of the recommendations of a commission charged to identify and formulate a set of initial recommendations that would provide leadership, guidance, and direction for a specific research agenda in visual arts education. The paper emphasizes that research efforts should be directed at all levels of art education, from preschool through lifelong learning, in a variety of contexts both within and beyond schools, from a variety of populations that include different economic, social, racial, cultural, and gender perspectives. Content areas suggested for an art education research agenda are demographics, conceptual issues, curriculum, instruction, instructional settings, program and instructional evaluation, student learning, and teacher education. Methodologies for research in art education should be chosen to suit the questions asked and not the reverse, suggesting that no matter how a visual arts research agenda is framed, the heart of such a research agenda should be teaching and learning processes, content, and values related to those processes, and the contexts in which learning takes place. The 10 recommendations made are: (1) establishment of a research agenda addressing the following issues; (2) demographic; (3) theoretical, philosophical, and historical issues dealing with content and practices of art instruction; (4) curriculum; (5) instruction; (6) contexts; (7) learning; (8) assessment; (9) teacher education; and (10) establishment of an electronic database to support the agenda. (DK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Creativity Research, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Research Needs, Research Opportunities, Teacher Education, Visual Arts
National Art Education Association, 1916 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1590.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Art Education Association, Reston, VA. Commission on Research in Art Education.