International Journal of Art & Design Education

Daily Life: A Pre-Service Art Teacher Educator and Her Work

Volume 23.2   2004



This paper reports on a case study of the daily life of an art teacher educator. It examines the intellectual, moral, emotional, and physical undercurrents of this work and how these qualities are reflected within the daily context of the pre-service university- or college-level classroom environment. To date, few research studies have examined the daily practices of university or college-level faculty members who prepare art teachers and how these faculty members go about their jobs. The author spent an academic term as a participant observer and researcher in the art teacher educator’s secondary art education methods course. Examples and narratives from this study are forwarded, as well as a discussion on the importance of this form of inquiry for art teacher education today.