An exploration of primary school teachers' understanding of art and the place of art in the primary school curriculum
Hallam, Jenny and Lee, Helen and Das Gupta, Mani (2008) An exploration of primary school teachers' understanding of art and the place of art in the primary school curriculum. Curriculum Journal, 19 (4). pp. 269-281. ISSN 0958-5176Full text not available from this repository.
Abstract or description
Some research within developmental psychology shows a slow period of development in children's expressive drawings during the primary school years. Developmental researchers suggest that ‘educational factors’ could contribute to this dip in development but have not explored these factors. This study explores links between educational policy – in terms of the English National Curriculum – and the development of expression in child art. A Foucauldian style analysis of interviews is presented which investigates how ten primary school teachers working in two Staffordshire schools approach art. A specific concern is to explore how different understandings of art and teaching practices are shaped and managed by the curriculum. This allows links between the demands of the curriculum and the observed dip in expressive drawing development to be investigated.
|Subjects:||X900 Others in Education|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Education and Law > Education|
|Depositing User:||Mani DAS GUPTA|
|Date Deposited:||11 Sep 2013 10:56|
|Last Modified:||11 Sep 2013 10:56|
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