ERIC Number: ED431701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Taking a Canoe to the Moon: Comprehensive Art Education for the Pacific. PREL Briefing Paper.
This paper describes a comprehensive model for art education for the Pacific Islands that includes the study of the content of visual art, including production, history, criticism, and aesthetics. This comprehensive research-based approach can be an effective vehicle for teaching multicultural understanding. Five recommendations are: (1) consider art education programs that are comprehensive, discipline-based, and integrated into the core curriculum; (2) offer teachers inservice training opportunities in the content knowledge of art and in the comprehensive, discipline-based models for teaching art education; (3) expose children to art of their own culture to promote cultural preservation and understanding; (4) include the study of many cultures within art education programs; and (5) create an aesthetically pleasing, multicultural classroom by introducing and incorporating examples of art from around the world. Contains 5 references. (MM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Discipline Based Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.