Art for the Adolescent
by Ronald Silverman & Vincent Lanier - 1965
Art courses and activities in the senior high school contribute to the general education of youth and also provide prevocational experiences for those contemplating careers in the visual arts. The quantity, quality, and types of art curricula and instruction which evolve to fulfil this dual role are usually the result of a constellation of conditioning forces; namely: the nature of the adolescent learner; the training, experience, and predispositions of the art teacher; the appraisal of school and community regarding the relative value of art experiences within the senior high school; the particular expectations which the school culture holds for both art class and art teacher; the current status and needs of society; and the practices that are in vogue in the professional art world.
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