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Seminar on Elementary and Secondary School Education in the Visual Arts


reviewed by Lincoln Rothschild - 1966

coverTitle: Seminar on Elementary and Secondary School Education in the Visual Arts
Author(s): Howard Conant
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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"When and how," asks Professor Rothschild, "should sophistication in the arts be taught?" Responding vigorously (and somewhat sardonically) to the report of a seminar on art education, he objects to a stress on the "avant-garde" which neglects the role of technical training and on a "sophistication" imparted so early that young people never learn the skills or knowledge required for legitimate creative work. The writer is known for his newsletter called "The Pragmatist" and for his outspoken opinions about teaching art to the young. Two recent encounters set me thinking about precollege education in the arts. One was the periodic recurrence of final examinations for about two hundred quite bright college students who must struggle to comprehend an activity generally considered to have some sort of prime importance in human life. The other was with a handsomely printed, broad format publication of the proceedings of a Seminar on Elementary and Secondary... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 7, 1966, p. 532-532
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2337, Date Accessed: 1/26/2020 3:37:05 PM

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