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Toward Percipience: A Humanities Curriculum for Arts Education


by Ralph A. Smith 1992

Since other contributors to this volume discuss arts education from the point of view of human development, I will concentrate on the substantive dimensions of aesthetic understanding. First, however, it will be helpful to indicate the basic situation around which we should organize teaching and learning in the arts. This situation is one in which persons confront works of art for the sake of realizing the worthwhile benefits such works are capable of providing.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 91, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 93 Number 6, 1992, p. 51-69
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18875, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 3:25:58 AM

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  • Ralph Smith
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    RALPH A. SMITH is Professor of Cultural and Educational Policy, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and editor of the Journal of Aesthetic Education.
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