A qualitative evaluation of multicultural art curricula at primary levels
AuthorBorin, Meredith Dawn, 1971-
Education, Bilingual and Multicultural.
Education, Curriculum and Instruction.
AdvisorGreer, W. Dwaine
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractToday, a large number of multicultural publications and resources are available for elementary classroom use. The purpose of the study was to examine existing multicultural elementary art curricula and resources to evaluate their adequacy and availability to the classroom art teacher, according to criteria, methods, and materials recommended by scholars in art education. The examination included price range and adaptability of material, audiovisual resources, art production, art criticism, art history, aesthetics, sequential organization, developmental appropriateness, cultural integrity, and multicultural content level. Upon completion of this study, two of the five curriculum publishers proved to consistently produce multicultural art education curriculum at a high quality level. Crizmac and Crystal Publications offer a number of curriculum settings that comply with current NAEA standards as well as the criteria set forth in this paper. Supplementary resources and the future of multicultural art education in respect to curriculum and classroom implementation are also discussed.
Degree ProgramGraduate College