International Journal of Art & Design Education

Introduction: the Cultural Significance of Art

Volume 5.1   1986



This introductory paper to the special double edition of JADE is based upon the 8th Regional Congress of the International Society for Education through Art, held in Bath in 1985. New forms of belief must be cultivated into which creativity can be invested. Art education has a significant role to play in this, giving insights into how images come to signify meaning; meaning is pre-existent - images and forms are discovered to hold it and convey it to the widest audience. The papers that make up this special edition have been selected as a representative sample form the very large number of contributions.