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Free Content Introducing visual culture education into Greek primary schools: a curriculum intervention

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This article reports on a case study research in Greece carried out in two primary-school classrooms with children aged between 10 and 12. The research aims were informed by a review of literature about visual culture education and recent developments in Greek art education. This article describes the Greek educational context and a curriculum intervention. It presents the findings from the intervention and concludes that visual culture is a valuable and necessary part of art education that should be introduced into the national curriculum for primary-school art in Greece.

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Keywords: Greece; art education; primary; visual culture

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Greek Ministry of Education.

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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