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ERIC Number: EJ832017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Artist or Art Teacher: The Role of Gender in Identity Formation and Career Choice
Zwirn, Susan Goetz
Teaching Artist Journal, v4 n3 p167-175 Jul 2006
This research study, based on in-depth interviews, reveals the ways in which a select group of art education students and K-12 public school art teachers make meaning of their professional aspirations and career identity. This article focuses on the part of the study that examines the gender issues that were revealed during the interviews. It is impossible to understand the shift from art student to art education student to art teacher without examining the gender issues that contribute to K-12 art teachers being predominantly female and professional artists being primarily male. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A