International Handbook of Research in Arts Education

  • Liora Bresler

Part of the Springer International Handbook of Research in Arts Education book series (SIHE, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. History

  3. Curriculum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-142
    2. Janet R. Barrett
      Pages 147-177
    3. Rita L. Irwin, F. Graeme Chalmers
      Pages 179-196
    4. Lynn Butler-Kisber, Yi Li, D. Jean Clandinin, Pamela Markus
      Pages 219-237
    5. Donald Blumenfeld-Jones, Sheaun-Yann Liang
      Pages 245-264
  4. Assessment and Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-336
    2. Chris Higgins
      Pages 389-394
    3. Kathy Hall, Jonathan Rix, Ian Eyres
      Pages 395-408
    4. Shifra Schonmann
      Pages 409-422
    5. Folkert Haanstra, Diederik W. Schönau
      Pages 427-444
  5. Composition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-446
    2. Jackie Wiggins
      Pages 453-476
    3. Sarah J. McCarthey
      Pages 477-495
    4. Thomas K. Hagood, Luke C. Kahlich
      Pages 517-531
    5. Michael Parsons
      Pages 533-542
    6. Anna M. Kindler
      Pages 543-561
  6. Appreciation

About this book


Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), the Handbook synthesizes existing research literature, helps define the past, and contributes to shaping the substantive and methodological future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the lived practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice.

The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each centering on a major area or issue in arts education research. These areas include: History of arts education, curriculum, evaluation, cultural centers, appreciation, composition, informal learning, child culture, creativity, the body, spirituality, and technology. The individual chapters address cross-cultural research related to the central theme of the section from the perspectives of the particular arts discipline. Interludes provide reflective thoughts on the theme.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Liora Bresler
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignU.S.A.

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