ERIC Number: ED455141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Mis-Classification of Art as It Works Against an Inclusive Art Education.
This paper contends that the conventional ways in which art is accounted for exclude all but the interests of the dominant social group and effectively defeat many of the initiatives that have been taken in the field over the last three decades to account for the values, aspirations, and beliefs of minority groups. The paper attempts to show how this has been the product of a misclassification of the concept of "art" and of a naive view of multiculturalism as social practice. The paper explores the idea of art as a social institution and discusses the concepts of culture, multiculture, and bi-culture. It concludes with a discussion of the implications for art education arising from the use of these concepts. (Contains 12 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Art Education, Biculturalism, Classification, Cultural Context, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Visual Arts
Australian Institute of Art Education, C/Suite 125, 283 Glenhuntley Road, Eisternwick, VIC 3185, Australia.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand