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Culver, Joanne P. – Art Education, 1985
A consultant tells about her experiences in helping a small college to develop and install a computer graphics program. Educators must take care when planning because, although some aspects of computer graphics may be attractive and seductive, they may not be practical for a particular situation. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Case Studies, Computer Graphics, Curriculum Development
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Thompson, Stuart R. – Art Education, 1997
Questions some of the traditional assumptions regarding the necessity of objectivity and research in art education writing. Suggests a number of innovative approaches, including intentional ambiguity, determined analogy, myth, comic books, and intentional paradox. Maintains that art is subjective, and it should not try to imitate other…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Criticism, Art Education, Educational Research
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Szekely, George – Art Education, 1997
Presents a lesson plan constructed around several color plates of the artwork of George Szekely. Szekely suggests a playful and open approach to his work and recommends various ways of interpreting and experiencing his art using a variety of senses. His recommendations include slide projectors, word games, and role playing. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Art Appreciation, Art Education
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Neperud, Ronald W. – Art Education, 1997
Profiles a number of projects and activities enacted during the 1996 Summer Colloquium, "Art and Ecology: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Curriculum." Participants created ecologically sensitive structures for pond life at a nearby wetland and attended a dramatic presentation about early mound dwellers performed on the site. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Expression, Creative Expression
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Hollis, Cynthia L. – Art Education, 1997
Surveys the work of several ecological artists, describes their work, and includes a brief rational for their activity. Examines the artwork of Joseph Beuys in Germany, Andy Goldsworthy in Scotland, as well as Mierle Ukeles, Mel Chin, David Hanson, Ana Mendieta, and Helen and Newton Harrison in the United States. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Products, Artists
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Haynes, Deborah J. – Art Education, 1995
Maintains that postmodernism is a complex set of cultural and historical phenomena that is easy to discuss, but difficult to describe or to teach adequately. Outlines undergraduate and graduate seminars in art education that focused on postmodernism and the visual arts. Includes student comments about the course. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Products, Art Teachers, Artists
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Zimmerman, Enid – Art Education, 1994
Contends that, in the last decade, there has been increased respect for teachers' practical theories about teaching and learning. Discusses preservice art teacher education and aspects of reflective teaching. Describes the use of student journals in an art methods course and presents quotes from the journals. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Cognitive Processes, Course Descriptions
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Smith, Peter – Art Education, 1994
Asserts that multiculturalism is an inevitable feature of future curriculum development. Describes four approaches to multiculturalism: (1) attack multiculturalism; (2) escape multiculturalism; (3) transformative multiculturalism; and (4) repair multiculturalism. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Blacks, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Dilger, Sandra C. – Art Education, 1994
Asserts that the visual arts can play a unique role in reshaping education to address cultural diversity. Contends that models of multicultural education offer many alternatives for teachers. Concludes that continual inservice training is necessary to respond to constantly changing school populations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism
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Zurmuehlen, Marilyn – Art Education, 1992
Examines postmodernist art and its impact on architecture and visual art in the United States. States that this genre of art has affected dramatically object art, such as furniture design. Contends that postmodernism can be traced through societal and personal histories. (CFR)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Architecture, Art, Art Appreciation
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Hamblen, Karen – Art Education, 1985
Described is a college-level art activity that teaches aesthetic literacy to entry-level art education majors. Students are asked to bring to class and to discuss two objects--one, an art object, and the other a nonart object. The article also presents thematic categories for the generation of aesthetic concepts. (RM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Art Activities, Art Education
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Emme, Michael J. – Art Education, 1996
Describes a project for preservice art educators where they design their ideal classroom and then build a diorama expressing this vision. The students' ideal schools go through an evolutionary process involving decisions, modifications, and visual risks. Eventually, the dioramas come to express individual philosophies. Includes several…
Descriptors: Art Education, Discovery Learning, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles
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Shapira, Nathan H. – Art Education, 1991
Discusses the role of industrial design in the twenty-first century. Explains that technology has widened the gap between rich and poor societies. Argues that future designers must concern themselves with the quality of life. Includes a description of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Industrial Design Program. (KM)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Design Crafts, Design Requirements
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Evans, Jane Turnbull – Art Education, 1984
The Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, provides an internship program for students enrolled in the art education program at the University of Regina. The gallery trains teachers in the concepts of aesthetic education and the use of art objects and gallery resources in the teaching of those concepts. (RM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Community Resources, Comparative Education
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Yakel, Norman; Caron, Ruth – Art Education, 1984
The new arts education program at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, which stresses aesthetic education is described. Music, dance, drama, and the visual and literary arts are all included in the undergraduate program. (RM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Comparative Education, Course Descriptions
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