ERIC Number: ED395871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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New Waves of Research in Art Education.
Stokrocki, Mary, Ed.
This monograph maintains that qualitative methods in research are no longer alternatives, but accepted practice in many research institutions. Consequently, the purpose of this anthology is to continue the search into "the forms of things unknown" and to re-examine those that are known by offering examples of new waves in research, based on alternatives suggested by Ken Beittel and others, but widening the focus and organizing according to research approaches to a variety of aspects of art education. These include the processes of cross-cultural interpreting (hermeneutics), investigating perception in practice, aesthetic decision-making, understanding the nature of art imagery/emotion/mood, reflecting on classical feminism in art (phenomenological), examining the concept of art giftedness and talent (paradigm research), re-defining art appreciation education (theoretical/philosophical), analyzing representations of old age (dialectical illumination), measuring mastery in art (spatial testing), assessing artistic leaning through student portfolios in the classroom (action research), interpreting a multicultural art teaching context (visual sociology), inquiring into the nature of the young child's art world (naturalistic), and re-examining primary art education documents (historical). The selected articles were subjected to jury review and are examples of research in progress, in which the authors search for deeper understandings of art education. Although many of these approaches are not new, the contexts in which they are presented represent less traditional approaches to research. Authors of these articles range from university professors to artists to high school art teachers. (DQE)
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Hermeneutics, Higher Education, Inquiry, Phenomenology, Research Design, Research Needs, Research Proposals, Visual Arts
Western Michigan University, Dept. of Art, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5188 (Hard Copy: $20 plus $3 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Seminar for Research in Art Education.
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