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ERIC Number: EJ897388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Art Education at the Turn of the Tide: The Utility of Narrative in Curriculum-Making and Education Research
Rolling, James Haywood, Jr.
Art Education, v63 n3 p6-12 May 2010
Given current developments in contemporary art, learning theory and art education, Julia Marshall declares the timeliness for substantively new "ideas and models for art education." Clearly, the story of art education practice is ever evolving and has historically given place to new tellings. On the surface, relating professional narratives is vital because unless an art educator tells the story of what s/he does and why s/he does it, someone else may tell the story and leave out something important. Collectively documenting and telling stories of their individual pedagogical practices helps educators argue against the notion that arts learning is less relevant and more expendable than other subjects. This article is a narrative of professional practice intended to evoke similar probative rewritings. Unless art educators write and overwrite their stories of K-12, community, and university education practices, making the intractability of the positions they often occupy more public, they will remain at the service of paradigms that no longer fit them very well at all. Narrative inquiry practices generate the possibility of new story arcs emerging from reinterpretive acts of research. (Contains 3 figures and 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York