The Quest: Research and Inquiry in Arts Education

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Overview

This book presents practical examples of modern research in the arts and education, and details how to prepare a thesis. A strong theoretic base is provided with chapters on arts therapies and culture studies. Contents: THE QUEST: What is Research? What is Arts Education? THEORY: The History of Inquiry; Contemporary Forms of Inquiry; Contemporary Knowledge and Reason; PRACTICE: Research Frameworks in Arts Education; Grounded Theory and the CEQRM; The Thesis; The Evaluation of Arts Programs; Examples of Program Evaluation; Research Projects; Arts and Culture Studies; Research in Creative Arts Therapies; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Author Biography: Richard Courtney is Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute of Education and Graduate School of Drama, University of Toronto.

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John McLeod
A very useful book indeed. It is very comprehensive and fills a gap which has existed in the field for some time.
David Booth
This is an excellent book on the methodology of research in the arts.
Kathleen Foreman
...thorough, succinct, and systematic...a challenge and an inspiration to anyone interested in supporting Arts Education...
CHOICE
A strong theoretical base is provided.
Choice
A strong theoretical base is provided.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819157447
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 12/4/1986
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Courtney is Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute of Education and Graduate School of Drama, University of Toronto.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
1 The Quest 1
2 The History of Inquiry 9
3 Contemporary Forms of Inquiry 23
4 Contemporary Knowledge & Reason 37
5 Research Frameworks in Arts Education 49
6 Grounded Theory and the CEQRM 57
7 The Thesis 61
8 The Evaluation of Arts Programs 73
9 Examples of Program Evaluation 85
10 Research Projects 97
11 Arts and Culture Studies 109
12 Research in Creative Arts Therapies 119
13 Conclusion 125
Bibliography 127
Index 137
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