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A Foundation for Art Education


reviewed by Julia Schwartz - 1956

coverTitle: A Foundation for Art Education
Author(s): Manuel Barkan
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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School administrators, supervisors, and classroom and art teachers seeking ways of improving general education programs for children should find A Foundation for Art Education helpful. The author, who is professor of art education at Ohio State University, explores the meaning of experience in the arts with particular reference to the general education program of elementary and secondary schools. His approach is stimulating and challenging. He reports relevant contributions of such fields as psychology, sociology, anthropology, cultural history, philosophy, and the arts and relates these various concepts as they bear upon education through the arts. This is an ambitious undertaking, but it is an appropriate and timely one. There is need, Barkan says, "to dispel some of the current ambiguities and confusions" with regard to the arts in education. The book is divided into three sections. The first deals with "the sources and development of current thought in the field of art... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 7, 1956, p. 507-507
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4650, Date Accessed: 7/11/2020 5:24:21 PM

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