ERIC Number: ED397155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education.
Cahan, Susan, Ed.; Kocur, Zoya, Ed.
As a curriculum guide for high school teachers and students, this volume is a natural outgrowth of the philosophy of the New Museum of Contemporary Art. It provides thought-provoking and innovative materials that challenge the normative practice of art education and art history. Contemporary art is used as the focal point for an antiracist, antisexist, democratically based curriculum, providing a theoretical foundation and practical resources for multicultural implementation. The first section provides the perspectives of six art educators about a multicultural approach to art. Part 2 presents photographs of the works of some contemporary artists, and Part 3 contains some statements about art from several of these artists. These statements are presented in English and in Spanish. Part 4 deals with integrating curriculum and experience in a series of 43 lessons about art and its role in society. The resources section contains annotated lists of 62 publications and 58 organizations. (SLD)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art History, Artists, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum, Democracy, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Fine Arts, High Schools, Multicultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Spanish Speaking
Routledge, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 (paperback: ISBN-415-91190-7, $24.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-415-91189-3, $65).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
Note: Foreword by Christine Sleeter.