No. 319 | Transforming City Schools through Art: Approaches to Meaningful K-12 Learning
Karen Hutzel, Flávia M. C. Bastos, and Kim Cosier, Editors
This anthology, co-published with Teachers College Press, places art at the center of meaningful urban education reform. Providing a fresh perspective on urban education, contributors describe a positive, asset-based community development model designed to tap into the teaching/learning potential already available in urban cities. Shows teachers how to use the cultural resources at hand to engage students in the processes of critical, imaginative investigation.
Transforming City Schools through Art: Approaches to Meaningful K-12 Learning
Offers a new vision for urban schools
Highlights successful models of visual art education for the K-12 classroom
Describes meanful, socially concerned teaching practices
Includes unit plans, a glossary of terms, and online resources
“The time is right for this message and for this book that chronicles an active but seldom recognized practice…and reconsiders the place of art in contemporary education and culture. “
—Christine Marme Thompson
Professor of Art Education, Penn State University
182 pp. (2012). ISBN 978-0-8077-5292-0.