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Robson, Mark, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2020
"What is Literature? A Critical Anthology" explores the most fundamental question in literary studies. 'What is literature?' is the name of a problem that emerges with the idea of literature in European modernity. This volume offers a cross-section of modern literary theory and reflects on the history of thinking about literature as a…
Descriptors: Literature, Literary Criticism, Aesthetic Education, Poetry
Petchauer, Emery – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
College campuses have become rich sites of hip-hop culture and knowledge production. Despite the attention that campus personnel and researchers have paid to student life, the field of higher education has often misunderstood the ways that hip-hop culture exists in college students' lives. Based upon in-depth interviews, observations of…
Descriptors: College Students, Campuses, Music, Researchers
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Nikolajeva, Maria – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2010
This semiotically informed article problematizes the concept of literacy as an aesthetic activity rather than reading skills and offers strategies for assessing young readers' understanding of fictional texts. Although not based on empirical research, the essay refers to and theorizes from extensive field studies of children's responses to…
Descriptors: Field Studies, Educational Research, Reading Skills, Literacy
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Albers, Peggy; Holbrook, Teri; Harste, Jerome C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Over the past two decades, educational scholars have seen major shifts in how literacy is viewed. One of these shifts has been toward conceptualizing literacy as a set of social practices (Street, 1995) that people embody and value. To disrupt current definitions of literacy, the valued practices that keep those forms of literacy in place must…
Descriptors: Artists, Literacy, Researchers, Cartoons
Reason, Matthew – Trentham Books Ltd, 2010
Children's theatre in the UK is thriving. Debates about why children should watch theatre and what educational, emotional and expressive benefits it can provide inform cultural policy on education. Children aged 4-11 are increasingly taken to watch tailored theatre performances, yet there has been virtually no reflective research on what theatre…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Drama
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McMillan, Christine – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2005
In this comparative essay, I examine how musical ways of knowing inform my educational research. To understand this question, I employ dual perspectives as a musician and qualitative researcher. I use Eisner's concept of the art of educational evaluation (1985a, 1985b, 1997)--particularly as educational evaluation relates to connoisseurship and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Musicians, Music Teachers
Zuo, Li – 1997
This paper examines the research literature that points to the function of aesthetics outside the domain of the arts and discusses its importance to creativity and creativity education. The featured literature focuses on problem finding, problem solving, verification, and the development of an aesthetic sense. (EH)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Aesthetics, Art
Sipley, Kenneth L. – 1995
This paper presents ways art educators can participate in a more holistic approach to education. The document outlines the following premises: (1) students will be consumers of art and determine what art they choose to consume, which requires a systematic and thorough grounding in critical evaluation if they are to make good decisions; (2)…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Curriculum Guides
Benton, Michael – 1994
This paper is divided into two parts. The first part, "Speaking Pictures and Visual Poems," briefly considers the origin of the term "sister arts." Discussed are the three main features of the historical relationship between painting and literature in the 18th and 19th centuries in Britain and draws out their educational implications. Part 2,…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art, Foreign Countries, Humanities
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Weltzl-Fairchild, Andrea – Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues, 1995
Maintains that research indicates that age is the primary factor influencing aesthetic response. Reports on a study of aesthetic preferences among 24 students at ages 8, 10, and 12. Finds that response style was a more significant factor than age. (CFR)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Aesthetics, Art Education, Art Teachers