Art Education and a Democratic Citizenry

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleArt Education and a Democratic Citizenry Author(S)Richard Siegesmund (Author)
Abstract  The first purpose of Art Education in public schools, articulated in the eighteenth century, was the ability to shape an imaginatively responsible, empathetic, democratic citizenry; this remains an aim for today, which is hard to achieve. This article explores the continuing tension between this original goal and other versions of Art Education, particularly Artistic Education, focusing on professional skills and techniques ...Paginationp300–308
SubjectArtsDescriptorsArt
Journal TitleThe International Journal of Art & Design Education  
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