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ERIC Number: EJ801216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-7
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8094
Between Tradition and Tourism: Educational Strategies of a Zapotec Artisan
Davenport, Melanie G.
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v8 n11 p1-21 Oct 2007
This case study examines the teaching and learning strategies employed by a Zapotec weaver in Oaxaca, Mexico, to draw attention to the personal agency of indigenous artisans participating in the tourist economy, and to examine ways in which non-formal and informal education in skills and understandings related to art can function in the lives of real people, especially members of less privileged cultural groups. Among the strategies employed by this artisan are intergenerational transfer, self-directed research, experimentation, and workshops. Implications for art education include consideration of economic incentives and other motivations for art-related learning in this and other settings. (Contains 6 figures and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico