Art Education, Art Curriculum
Arts and Humanities | Education
This article relates a story of art education advocacy in the midst of a bureaucracy that misunderstood the purpose of art education at the launch of a new elementary school. It further argues that in 2010, art education continues to be practiced in the throes of a scientific knowledge paradigm that misunderstands the greater potential of the arts in education, imposing a ceiling ill-fitted for arts education practices and arts-based research. The author surmises some of the possibilities when the imposed ceiling is removed and we rethink art education, concluding with several schematic counter-discourses that lay out an art classroom without ceilings.
Rolling, J. H. (2010). Art education at the turn of the tide: The utility of narrative in curriculum-making and education research. Art Education 63 (3), 6-12.