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Creating Meaning Through Art: Teacher As Choice Maker

Creating Meaning Through Art: Teacher As Choice Maker
Author: Judith W. Simpson - Jean M. Delaney - Karen Lee Ca
ISBN 13: 9780133514216
ISBN 10: 133514218
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1997-09-27
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 364
List Price: $137.20

This innovative book helps readers develop a personal philosophy and an artful approach to teaching. This text uses the premise that teacher choices set the stage for a balanced approach to art education that considers the child, society, and the curriculum.

This book provides information regarding artistic development, artistic behavior and methodology for developing curriculum across the developmental spectrum. The reader is directly addressed as each chapter presents recent research along with important concepts to understand, focuses on different aspects of art education, and outlines advantages and challenges of making the suggested choices, and also includes suggested activities so readers can act upon content.

For art teachers at the elementary or secondary education level or students studying to be art teachers.


Seven educators address preservice K-12 art teachers and those who use art as a conduit for academic subjects. Through curriculum models, case studies, action plans, discussion questions, and suggested activities, the text core explores artistic strategies to engage diverse visual thinking styles and developmental stages. Each author shares her definition of "teacher as artist" in guiding readers to form an agenda for meaningful teaching. Incorporates the National Visual Arts Standards, annotated references, key terms, and b&w and color illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.