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ERIC Number: ED441735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 23
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Sociocultural Influences and Issues in an Art Class for Brazilian Preservice Teachers.
Stokrocki, Mary; Coutinho, Regina
This paper looks at how a Brazilian educator implemented Paolo Freire's notion of critical pedagogy. The study describes Brazil's historical background, previous educational conditions, Freire's educational ideas translated into art education, and preservice education. Through participant observation, the study documents the practice of an art educator with 16 years of experience. The study examines instructional content, cultural influences, and issues in one high school art class that consisted of 31 girls who ranged in age from 15 to 18 with mixed racial backgrounds (African, German, Portuguese, and Indio). In this class, the art educator trains preservice teachers to use art and institutional resources with elementary children. The study concludes that little critical pedagogy occurred in the class even though the teacher was familiar with Freire. Evolving classroom issues are conflicting standards of beauty, historical confusion, omission of biracial artists, and stereotyped and appropriated images. The study offers practical implications for preservice teacher education in liberatory pedagogy. (Contains 29 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil