publication . Article . 2010

Visual Arts as a Lever for Social Justice Education: Labor Studies in the High School Art Curriculum

Sosin, Adrienne Andi; Bekkala, Elsa; Pepper-Sanello, Miriam;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Journal for Learning through the Arts, volume 6 (eissn: 1932-7528, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: California Digital Library (CDL)
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This collaborative action research study of pedagogy examines an introductory high school visual arts curriculum that includes artworks pertinent to labor studies, and their impact on students’ understanding of the power of art for social commentary. Urban students with multicultural backgrounds study social realism as an historical artistic movement, consider the value of collective activism for social justice, and learn modes of artistic expression that meet state standards in visual arts. The powerful realistic and fantastical images the students produced express their consciousness of impending workforce participation; images communicate their inner voices a...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Visual art, Secondary Education, Labor Studies, Career Education, Academic Achievement, Secondary Education and Teaching, Sociology, Pedagogy, Social studies, Professional development, Visual arts, Arts in education, Literacy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Realism, Curriculum, Visual arts education, Mathematics education, Action research
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publication . Article . 2010

Visual Arts as a Lever for Social Justice Education: Labor Studies in the High School Art Curriculum

Sosin, Adrienne Andi; Bekkala, Elsa; Pepper-Sanello, Miriam;