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Rethinking How Art Is Taught

A Critical Convergence

Learn how to use art education to impact critical learning—from reading scores to math skills—with this practical, innovative book. You'll find current research combined with practical examples in this valuable resource for teachers, teacher educators, preservice teachers, and education policymakers. Topics include constructivist teaching in the visual arts, the technological renaissance in art education, the "disciplines" approach to comprehensive art education, and a real-world approach to goals, standards, and curriculum reform. Art education has a future … and it begins here!

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9780761975199
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 1999
  • Page Count: 128
  • Publication date: December 15, 1999

Price: $30.95



In discussing how art education theorists, teachers, and artists might think about art education in new ways, this book delves into five topics, each the subject of a separate chapter. First is the new "official" interest in art education, beginning with the national goals, which were formalized in the Goals 2000 legislation of 1994. Second is discipline-based art education theory. Third is an examination of postmodernism. Fourth is a consideration of constructivist teaching theory within the context of art education. Fifth is a survey of new computer technology for applications that can serve art education. And the sixth chapter offers a summary of this critical convergence and addresses related issues, such as arts research.


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Donovan R. Walling

Donovan R. Walling is a writer, editor, educator, and consultant. He serves as a senior consultant for the Center for Civic Education. He has taught art, English, and journalism in the United States and abroad and has worked as a curriculum administrator in public school districts in Wisconsin and Indiana. From 1993 until 2006 he was director of publications for the education association Phi Delta Kappa International.

Walling is the author or editor of more than a dozen professional books for educators and numerous articles and other publications. He is nationally recognized in the field of art education, where some of his publications include Under Construction: The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Postmodern Schooling (Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1997); the Corwin Press books, Rethinking How Art Is Taught: A Critical Convergence (2000) and Visual Knowing: Connecting Art and Ideas Across the Curriculum (2005); the core chapter on visual and performing arts for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Curriculum Handbook (2002), and the “Art in the Schools” entry for Macmillan’s Encyclopedia of Education (2003).

Walling’s recent books include Public Education, Democracy, and the Common Good (Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 2004) and Teaching Writing to Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners (Corwin Press, 2006).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Thinking about Art Education

Goals, Standards and Curriculum Reform

A Disciplines Approach to Comprehensive Art Education

The Influence of Postmodern Perspectives

Constructivist Teaching in the Visual Arts

The Technological Renaissance in Art Education

Critical Convergence and the Future of Art Education



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