Such an enterprise is timely for a climate in which existing art education practices are being evaluated and reassessed. It presents often opposing views from six highly respected art-education theorists whose diverse ideas are presented not with the expectation of reaching a consensus so much as in the hope of provoking critical reflection and debate.
The book is composed of essays as well as shorter papers in which the contributors respond to their colleagues' papers, defending their position and further elaborating their theories.
This new book offers novice teachers the best possible introduction to the central art issues of today, while encouraging experiennced teachers to review those issues in relation to established teaching practices.
Kerry Freedman (Northern Illinois University)
Graeme Chalmers (University of British Columbia)
Elizabeth Garber (University of Arizona)
Paul Duncum (University of Tasmania)
Ted Bracey and Philip Pearson (University of Canterbury)
Foreword by Richard Hickman (University of Cambridge)