Social and Critical Practices in Art Education
Atkinson, Dennis and Dash, Paul (editors)
Paperback 145pp published by Trentham Books '05
This exciting book shows how children and students can use art to explore personal, social and cultural issues that touch their lives. It covers new ground, responding to increasing diversity and to recent govt initiatives worldwide to support active citizenship. That art has a place in this dynamic is clear from the comments of art educators from several countries and working with all ages who write here about their innovative projects with young people.
Tim Rollins Discusses his work over two decades with disaffected youths in the Bronx and John Johnston describes work in art to bring communities together in Northern Ireland. Dennis Atkinson questions the traditions of art teaching in english schools, while Henry Ward describes how he engages his secondary school students in contemporary art practice, and Danielle Souness and Rob Fairley describe Room 13, a dynamic space for art practice in a scottish primary school.
This wide ranging and groundbreaking book is for all those working in art education, in museums and galleries, schools and communities.
Paul Dash and Dennis Atkinson are lecturers at Goldsmiths College in London, where they have developed an issues-based approach to arts education.
Cost (including p&p): £22.95 (U.K.)
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