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ERIC Number: EJ833141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
Maneuvering the Role as a Community College Artist-Educator: Scholarship Assessed
Gibson, John R.; Murray, John P.
Community College Review, v36 n4 p326-346 2009
This study examined how Texas community college artist-educators balance artistic productivity with their teaching responsibilities. The 98 survey respondents represented 76.6% of a stratified random sample of the full-time instructors in visual arts departments within the 50 Texas public community college districts. Access to studio space and equipment, peer support, and new avenues for artistic expression and creative stimulation were seen as promoting or enhancing artistic production. Lack of studio time for producing one's artwork was cited a barrier to artistic production, as were the demands of teaching and related responsibilities. In addition, those who saw themselves more as artists than as educators or who saw themselves equally as artists and educators were more likely to balance art with teaching and service than were those who saw themselves more as educators than as artists. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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