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ERIC Number: EJ1135409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
The Eugenics Movement and Its Impact on Art Education in the United States
Hunter-Doniger, Tracey
Arts Education Policy Review, v118 n2 p83-92 2017
This article argues that the eugenics movement has had three major influences on education in the United States, and reveals how these influences have had an impact on visual arts education in particular. The first influence began with a debate between John Dewey and David Snedden that resulted in a two-tiered tracking system that separated college bound and vocational students. The second is the influence of eugenics on the establishment of the hierarchical framework for the public school curriculum. The third influence of eugenics discussed in this article is its impact on standardized testing. These influences have justified American imperialism in schools, and have led to the marginalization of visual arts education in the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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