ERIC Number: EJ1199626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Disability, the Arts and the Curriculum: Is There Common Ground?
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v34 n1 p50-65 2019
This paper reports on the findings of a study that sought to examine firstly, the themes expressed in the art of disabled people in Greece and Cyprus and in interviews with these artists, and secondly, the ways that such art can serve the school curriculum. To this end, an electronic archive of the life stories and art of interest was analysed. The findings suggest that both the art and the interviews cover issues that are directly related to disability, and issues of general interest. A detailed analysis of two cases seeks to provide an in-depth understanding of the relevance of disabled artists and their work within the curriculum. The discussion focuses on issues emerging from the analysis, such as the potential of this art to enrich the school curriculum and promote inclusive education, and identifies the study's contribution to the international literature about disability, the arts and the curriculum.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Artists, Inclusion, Case Studies, Autobiographies, Art, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece; Cyprus