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ERIC Number: EJ960341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
"The Siege of the Cultural City Is Underway:" Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities Make "Art"
Wexler, Alice
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v53 n1 p53-70 Fall 2011
As art educators are asked to broaden their scope to include children with a variety of abilities, they are beginning to seek answers from sources that might traditionally be outside their field. In an era of hybridization, appropriation, and bricolage, the divide among fields has become anachronistic and unfruitful. A new form of scholarship in art education might be derived from lessons learned in disability studies. This essay shows how this relatively new field has given way to first-person narratives. A pilot program called Arts-2-gether for preservice teachers puts theory into practice that illuminated and transformed learning. Through trial and error art educators encouraged non-verbal adolescents with developmental disabilities to communicate their own stories. (Contains 6 figures and 8 endnotes.)
National Art Education Association. 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 703-860-8000; Fax: 703-860-2960; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York