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Art Education as a Means of Promoting Democracy

Title: Art Education as a Means of Promoting Democracy: Preparing Pre-Service Art Teachers for Social Justice Education.
Name(s): Alazmi, Fatemah M., author
Shields, Sara Scott, professor directing dissertation
Jones, Tamara Bertrand, university representative
Khurshid, Ayesha, committee member
Broome, Jeffrey L. (Jeffrey Lynn), committee member
Love, Ann Rowson, 1967-, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Fine Arts, degree granting college
Department of Art Education, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (246 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the use of art as a pedagogical tool with pre-service art teachers in a graduate-level art education class. A curriculum was developed focusing on educational social justice theories and their application in regard to gender inequity and diversity issues. The goal was to lead students to engage in more self-directed learning and to become more pro-active in their society. The results indicate the value of using art making to help students explore, investigate, and examine self and self in relation to society. In addition, they shed light on transformational moments in the art making process when students’ awareness of self and social justice issues was heightened and democratic ideas were reinforced. The results have implications for classroom practice as well as enhancing the quality of art education by incorporating social justice concerns in art education for individual and community developments.
Identifier: FSU_SUMMER2017_Alazmi_fsu_0071E_14017 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Art Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: July 7, 2017.
Keywords: Educational Democracy, Practitioner research, Pre-service art teacher, Social justice Art, Social justice education, Students-centered curriculum
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Sara Shields, Professor Directing Dissertation; Tamara Bertrand Jones, University Representative; Ayesha Khurshid, Committee Member; Jeff Broome, Committee Member; Ann Rowson, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Art -- Study and teaching
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Host Institution: FSU

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Alazmi, F. M. (2017). Art Education as a Means of Promoting Democracy: Preparing Pre-Service Art Teachers for Social Justice Education. Retrieved from