Separate But Not Equal: The Unfulfilled Promise of Art Curriculum

Dorn, Charles M.
November 1981
Art Education;Nov81, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p28
Academic Journal
The article discusses the academic arguments of Manuel Barkan, a renowned art educator at the Ohio State University, and the possible reasons why his predictions of new art history and criticism courses failed to take effect. The author presents a proposal regarding the integration of the art curriculum content through new, synergistic methods and ways of thinking. According to the author, in order to come up with such revolutionary change, the art education system must be open to be challenged to take risks in using experimental curricular content and create new demands for applicable educational research. The author also mentions that the effort will be worth it especially if it results to more competent art programs in the schools.


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