Beyond Multicultural Art Education
1999, European Studies in Education, Band 12, 360 pages, E-Book (PDF), 19,50 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-5783-6
In order to address the educational interpretations and methods of implementing multiculturalism in different regios of the world, this book contains discussion and analysis of perspectives on art education theory and practice from thirteen countries. The authors of each chapter are respected multicultural experts in their geographic locations who are well equipped to provide unique insights into the particular issues of multiculturalism viewed from the perspective of art in educational contexts.
The book as a whole provides tools for the conceptual analysis of contemporary notions linked with multiculturalism, such as interculturalism, internationalism and globalisation. It also provides strategies for art teaching in relation to these ideas. While the term 'multicultural education' is problematic, this book presents conceptual frameworks that should assist educators to examine their own teaching on issues of equity and diversity that are central to the multicultural education debate.
The editors believe that the unique value of 'Beyond Multicultural Art Education' is that their book reveals the ways in which an educational movement, multiculturalism, can be transformed and applied in differing regions, nations, and cultures of the world. By posing educational problems and issues, the authors of the various chapters in this book reach out to educational leaders to help them make sense of their cultural heritage and traditions, whether for art education or for education generally.
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