Readings in Primary Art Education (Book)
This book focuses on the challenges of and approaches to teaching art to primary-school students. It gathers the work of scholars in the field and provides a framework for developing methods of teaching. Capturing the issues and debates that are shaping both curricula and practice, it is a key starting point for anyone involved in art education.
With approximately 16,000 students beginning primary teacher education in the UK each year, and each of those being expected to teach art and design, this pioneering volume provides a renewed emphasis on ideas, issues and research in art and design education in the primary and early years phases. It gathers together work from internationally recognised authors, providing a critical framework to underpin current and developing practice in primary art and design education in the UK and worldwide.Through in-depth exploration of debates that have taken place worldwide amongst art educators, it provides a critical framework to underpin current and developing practice. Herne’s edited collection is a welcome addition to art and design education and will be of interest to all those involved in primary art and design education, whether teachers, trainees, post-graduate students or academics.
Steve Herne is a senior lecturer in art in education at Goldsmiths, University of London. Sue Cox is a senior lecturer in the School of Education and Life-Long Learning at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. Robert Watts is a senior lecturer in art and design education at Roehampton University.