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ERIC Number: EJ804103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Exhibits through the "Other Eye": How Popular Education Can Help Us Make Museums that Push
Quinn, Therese M.
Journal of Museum Education, v31 n2 p95-104 Sum 2006
This essay begins by considering museum studies in relationship to curriculum studies and new museology. The author notes that traditional museum and school learning modes have focused more on measurement than meaning, while curriculum studies and new museology urge a broader exploration of the social purposes of education. Drawing on the work of Myles Horton and the Highlander Folk School, popular education is offered as a model for exhibitors and other museum educators. The essay closes with examples from an exhibit project by graduate students. This section shares analyses of traditional exhibit standards, new critical standards, and popular education-influenced exhibit elements. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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