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ERIC Number: EJ822674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0706-8107
Emma's Trouble with Mr. Robson's Teaching
Blaikie, Fiona
Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues, v35 p19-36 2008
Some time ago, the author collected data for a study on students' experiences of preparation for assessment of their art portfolios at the high school level in Canada, England, and The Netherlands. Participants with whom the author had conversations in Canada described varied by mostly rewarding experiences. However, one student's description of her experiences was different. Emma described years fraught with frustration as a high school art student. Emma's teacher Mr. Robson had not taught theoretical concepts or practices in the visual arts, nor did he assist her preparations for the portfolio review process at the university she applied for admission. In spite of this, she applied to university and college fine art programs with excellent reputations, and she was accepted into the program of her choice. The author decided to make Emma become the focus of her study. In this article, the author presents the descriptions of Emma's experiences in chronological narrative order: (1) Emma and grade twelve assessment; (2) The school art style and implications for university admission; and (3) Reflections on Mr. Robson. The author's analyses of Emma's experiences reveal that Mr. Robson abandoned his professional and artistic responsibilities as a teacher of art. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Canadian Society for Education through Art. Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1, Canada. Tel: 807-684-0772; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada