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ERIC Number: EJ875580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Traditional Arts Knowledge, Traditional Ecological Lore: The Intersection of Art Education and Environmental Education
Bequette, James W.
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v48 n4 p360-374 2007
Teaching about Native artworks as part of school arts curriculum can serve to pass on traditional ecological knowledge while also contextualizing colonialism's influence on traditional and contemporary Native arts practices. This article explores how schools can actively engage in community arts partnerships with American Indians who have traditional cultural knowledge and can construct standards-based multidisciplinary curricula true to both art and science disciplines. An example from my recent study of a culturally relevant arts program highlights the work in classrooms of a Native basketmaker who did just that. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California