Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education is the first book of its kind to address the role of art within today's multicultural education. Co-published with The New Museum of Contemporary Art, this beautifully illustrated book provides both theoretical foundations and practical resources for art educators and students, combining exquisite color reproductions, statements from contemporary artists and interviews with notable educators.
Absent from multicultural art education is an approach which connects everyday experience, social critique and creative expression with classroom learning; for students from widely-varied backgrounds and differing levels of English comprehension, art becomes a vital means of reflecting upon the nature of society and social existence. To this end, this volume features both works of art and artists' personal statements in English and Spanish with lesson plans which explore topics that connect what students learn in school to what life experiences might reveal.
Co-published with the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Provides theoretical foundations and practical resources on incorporating contemporary art in multicultural education, for undergraduate teachers and students. Offers educators' perspectives on issues such as youth culture, media education, and teaching ESL; statements in English and Spanish from some 50 contemporary artists; and some 40 lesson plans for using art to explore subjects including American identity, AIDS, and racism. Includes an extensive bibliography, and an annotated list of arts and media organizations, plus color and b&w photos. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)