Culture and the Arts in Education: Critical Essays on Shaping Human Experience

Culture and the Arts in Education: Critical Essays on Shaping Human Experience

by Ralph Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807746541

ISBN-13: 9780807746547

Pub. Date: 01/21/2006

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This collection of Ralph Smith's writings provides a comprehensive overview of his extraordinary contributions to understanding the importance of aesthetics in education. These essays record his lifelong efforts to construct a defensible rationale for the arts in general education and a workable curriculum for art education in our public schools (K-16). The topics

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This collection of Ralph Smith's writings provides a comprehensive overview of his extraordinary contributions to understanding the importance of aesthetics in education. These essays record his lifelong efforts to construct a defensible rationale for the arts in general education and a workable curriculum for art education in our public schools (K-16). The topics covered range from liberal education to arts education, the relationship of art, aesthetics, and aesthetic education to teaching and curriculum, the arts and the humanities, and cultural diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807746547
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
01/21/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   George Geahigan     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     xv
Background and Vision
Arts Education as Liberal Education     3
Philosophy and Theory of Aesthetic Education     16
Art, the Human Career, and Aesthetic Education     33
Problems for a Philosophy of Art Education     48
The Artworld and Art Education
Concepts, Concept Learning, and Art Education     67
The Artworld and Aesthetic Skills: A Context for Research and Development     78
Teaching Aesthetic Criticism in the Schools     88
An Excellence Curriculum for Art Education     99
The Arts and the Humanities
Aesthetic Education: A Critical Necessity     111
Toward Percipience: A Humanities Curriculum for Arts Education     124
Teaching Music as One of the Humanities     141
Remoralization and Aesthetic Education     154
Art and Diversity
The Uses of Cultural Diversity     165
Index     169
About the Author     177

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