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Dovey, Ken; Muller, Lizzie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
In this paper, we outline a pilot project aimed at exploring the role of contextual factors in the facilitation of creativity and innovation within a range of South African art forms. Interviews with 11 people who have rich experience of the South African art domain delivered an insightful perspective on the contextual factors driving lifelong…
Descriptors: Creativity, Pilot Projects, Innovation, Art
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Mamvuto, Attwell – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
African art education discourse is deeply enshrined in community visual arts and its programming. This article is an analytical narrative documentation of anecdotal historical debate on art education in Zimbabwe. The referential data-based entry provides a historical analysis of the evolution of art education and its programming as a post-CIET…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Visual Arts, Educational History
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Bey, Sharif – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2017
While establishing herself as one of the premier African American sculptors of the 1920s, Augusta Savage began teaching children's art classes in her basement studio. Later, as the Director of the Harlem Community Art Center, Savage networked with philanthropists, political leaders, and African American artists/performers/writers to discuss how…
Descriptors: African American Education, Art Education, Artists, Art Teachers
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Petrie, Jennifer L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article examines the outcomes of senior high school (SHS) music and dance education in the context of globalisation and current sociocultural transitions occurring in Ghana. The research analysed the experience of educational administrators, teachers, and students across varying socioeconomic strata in the Ashanti Region, the Central Region,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Music Education, Dance Education, Foreign Countries
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Welbeck, Timothy N. – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
Hip-hop is an African folk art birthed in America. Whether one simply observes the tonal language that puffs the breath of life into the lyric prose of rap music, the poly-rhythms of the "boom-bap" rhythmic phrasings that became a fixture of New York rap music in the late 1980s, the winding syncopation from the pounding "808"…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, African Culture, African American Culture, Music
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Walker, Gavin Robert – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2019
The recent South African student movements calling for 'decolonized' university curricula and campuses are the most audible and visible symptoms of the failure to transform the country's higher education system since the democratic dispensation of the early 1990s. Specifically focusing on the role of music scholarship, practice, and departments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Music, Music Education
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Adom, Dickson; Kquofi, Steve; Agyem, Joe Adu – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The content of the Art History component in the General Knowledge in Art subject studied by various Senior High Schools in West Africa is largely of foreign art histories at the expense of the histories of African indigenous arts which are shallowly presented in the teaching syllabus to be taught students. This makes the students appreciate more…
Descriptors: Art History, Teaching Methods, High School Students, Course Descriptions
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Baillie, Giselle; Duker, Mary; Nsele, Zamansele – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2019
In 2014, through the University of the Free State's (UFS) Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice (IRSJ), three South African universities partnered to collaborate on the pilot phase of a research project focused on understanding whether the Arts could enable social cohesion, as the 2012 National Development Plan (2030) had promoted. All…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Social Change, Guidelines, Universities
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Coy, Mary – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2010
In their 2005 exhibit of John Biggers' work, the New Orleans Museum of Art described it as being inspired by "African art and culture, the injustices of a segregated United States, the stoic women in his own family, and the heroes of everyday survival." In this article, the author describes how her students reinterpreted Biggers' work.…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Activities, Studio Art, Middle School Students
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Ebewo, Patrick J.; Sirayi, Mzo – Africa Education Review, 2018
During the apartheid rule in South Africa, established universities and other tertiary institutions were forcibly segregated to serve particular racial groups. Some critics have stated that the apartheid regime in South Africa supported an exclusively Western model of education, and that university education was based on a mono-cultural approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Social Change
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Wagner, Tom – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2010
The ceremonial copper and iron bells at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art were the author's inspiration for an interdisciplinary unit with a focus on the contributions various cultures make toward the richness of a community. The author of this article describes an Edo bell-inspired ceramic project incorporating slab-building…
Descriptors: Ceramics, Studio Art, Art Activities, Middle School Students
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Karvelis, Noah – Music Educators Journal, 2018
Hip-hop is a truly African-American art form in every sense of the phrase. Multiple decades after its development into the genre that we recognize it as today, hip-hop firmly remains a fundamental and unique element of African-American culture that has experienced international presence and regard. As a direct result of deep involvement with…
Descriptors: Race, Social Class, Gender Issues, Music
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Majeed, Risham – Journal of Museum Education, 2017
This essay explores two canonical installations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Cloisters and African galleries in the Rockefeller wing. After providing a brief history of the formation of these collections and their display strategies, I analyze the effect of exhibition design for a visitor's judgments and impressions of the works of art.…
Descriptors: Museums, Art, Art Materials, Exhibits
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Hunter-Doniger, Tracey – Art Education, 2018
This article describes a STEAM lesson focusing on Johnathon Green's landscapes and the science of the ecosystems in the coastal region of the southeastern United States. The learning that took place manifested into something more meaningful than just the intended lesson. The collateral learning included the fact that artists can be African…
Descriptors: Art, Artists, Social Justice, Geographic Regions
Caldwell, Kia Lilly, Ed.; Chávez, Emily Susanna, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2020
"Engaging the African Diaspora in K-12 Education" provides in-service and pre-service teachers with valuable information and resources related to African diaspora communities in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. This unique anthology fills an important gap in current pedagogical and curricular publications by combining the…
Descriptors: African American Education, African American History, Black Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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