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International Journal of Art & Design Education

Aesthetics in DBAE: its Relevance to Critical Studies

Volume 12.3   1993

MASON, RACHEL and RAWDING , MICHAEL

 

The aim of this paper is to raise questions about critical studies in relation to Attainment Target 2 of the National Curriculum Art Document (England). The aesthetic component, as distinct from the art-critical and art-historical components, of the recent Discipline-Based Art Education (nBAE) reforms in the USA is explored with a view to assessing the relevance of strategies that have emerged from this model of art education for the British scene.