International Journal of Art & Design Education

Analysing an Art Methods Course: Implications for Teaching Primary Student-Teachers

Volume 10.3   1991



One of the most worrying problems related to American art teacher preparation programmes is how to prepare primary student-teachers, who are non-art specialists, in the rudiments of art teaching. In order to address this problem, it is crucial that we improve our understanding of how primary student-teachers begin to make sense of their professional studies within the context of art methods courses and the environment of the pre-service methods classroom. This paper reviews results of the authors research activities in this area, involving a specific study of two pre-service art education courses.