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Title:Social Reconstructionism in Art Education: Art, Critical Pedagogy, and Empowerment in a Junior High Setting
Author(s):Chung, Sheng Kuan
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kellman, Julia
Department / Program:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Secondary
Abstract:Findings derived from this investigation suggest that social reconstructionist art education, when facilitated through critical pedagogy and proper instructional guidance, has significant potential for empowering art students to examine contemporary social issues and become more informed citizens capable of confronting unjust social relationships. However, there are certain challenges that art teachers need to overcome. Additionally, this study proposes that the paradigm of social reconstructionist art education entail reconceptualization of the field of art education from other critical disciplines such as sociology, visual culture, or media culture studies. To promote art education for social betterment, art teachers, students, and the public must reformulate their perceptions, values, and attitudes toward art that goes beyond appreciating art as a form of aesthetic construct. Several recommendations concerning future development and implementation of social reconstructionist art education are drawn based on this curriculum implementation.
Issue Date:2004
Description:271 p.
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3130897
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2004

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