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Free Content Art education in Canada: reflections from scholars impacting the field

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This study discerned trends in contemporary Canadian art educational research through interviews with key scholars at leading Canadian universities. The art educators interviewed included Fiona Blaikie, Roger Clark, Kit Grauer, Rita Irwin, Jan Jagodzinski, Anna Kindler, Cathy Mullen, Harold Pearse and David Pariser. Canadian art education is noteworthy for alternative research practices that include arts-based research, arts-informed research and a/r/tography. In the interviews, Canadian scholars discussed their contributions towards the field and its evolution from the trajectories of social theory to descriptive research. In addition, they brought to light current debates about the validity of arts-based research and visual culture studies.

Keywords: Canada; art education; leading scholars; research

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: National Taiwan Normal University.

Publication date: 2010-06-01

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  • The International Journal of Education through Art is an English language journal that promotes relationships between art and education. The term 'art education' should be taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features.

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