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Wexler argues that the arts are most effective when they are in service of social growth, critical to identity formation. This book balances theory with practical knowledge and offers critical research that challenges the biases regarding the nature of art and education.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Alice J. Wexler (Ed.D., Columbia University) is Associate Professor in the Art Education Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her expertise is in Special Education and graduate research. She has written many articles on the subject of disability for Art Education journals, such as Studies in Art Education, Visual Arts Research, and the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education. The social and political implications of disability and the crossing of boundaries among fields is often the subject she presents at national and regional conferences. In 2007 she was a visiting scholar at the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies researching art of children from the Stolen Generation.