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ERIC Number: EJ897638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Multicultural Art Education in an Era of Standardized Testing: Changes in Knowledge and Skill for Art Teacher Certification in Texas
Kraehe, Amelia
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v51 n2 p162-175 Win 2010
This article explores changes in multicultural knowledge and skill to which beginning art teachers are held accountable through standardized teacher testing in Texas. Standardized testing of preservice art teachers' knowledge and skill has been the basis of the state's certification of beginning art teachers and accreditation of art teacher preparation programs for over 20 years. Using qualitative and quantitative content analysis, the 1986 and 2007 art content standards were compared and contrasted for their inclusion of and approaches to multicultural art education. Theories of multicultural art education and postcolonial theory informed the analysis of the standards. Implications of the standards for teaching for diversity, equity, and social justice in the art classroom are considered. (Contains 2 tables and 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas