Volume 5, Number 2

Contents

Editorial: Reflections from the intersection of the personal and the professional: How poetry, art of the everyday, and art for social activism inform the implementation of curriculum.

Wesley Imms P.4
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Detours and distractions: In love with language
Carl Leggo P.10
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Changing Art Education Toward Visual Culture: Theory and Practice
Paul Duncum P.34
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The Relational Self – Student/Teacher Motif in Three Self-Penned Poems
Carol Lipszyc P.52
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Holistic Learning for students and teachers in Bangladesh as an Art Education Project 2009
Michaela Vamos P.80
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Architecture, craftmanship, and the art of inhabitation
Wesley Imms P.94

 

This issue of JACE has no single focus. It does, however, own a repeating theme through the five articles concerning how curriculum is (and should) be impacted by ‘the personal’. This is an important topic; in the arts we are aware that a disjuncture often exists between documented curriculum and actual practice. What we are asked to do and what transpires in the classroom can vary widely, often because formal curriculum does not meet the needs of individuals –students and teachers. As a result, in the arts teachers often resort to hybrid curricula and ignore approaches dictated by professional bodies (Gray & MacGregor, 1991). Each article in this issue in some way challenges the notion of curriculum being a rational structure of learning, instead being a journey where personal values and beliefs dictate how it is reified in classrooms.

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