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Activist Art in Social Justice Pedagogy

Engaging Students in Glocal Issues through the Arts

by Barbara Beyerbach (Volume editor) R. Deborah Davis (Volume editor)
Textbook XII, 223 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 403

Summary

Artists have always had a role in imagining a more socially just, inclusive world – many have devoted their lives to realizing this possibility. In a culture ever more embedded in performance and the visual, an examination of the role of the arts in multicultural teaching for social justice is timely. This book examines and critiques approaches to using activist art to teach a multicultural curriculum. Examples of activist artists and their strategies illustrate how study of and engagement in this process connect local and global issues that can deepen critical literacy and a commitment to social justice. This book is relevant to those interested in teaching more about artist/activist social movements around the globe; preparing pre-service teachers to teach for social justice; concerned about learning how to engage diverse learners through the arts; and teaching courses related to arts-based multicultural education, critical literacy, and culturally relevant teaching.

Details

Pages
XII, 223
ISBN (Hardcover)
9781433112317
ISBN (Softcover)
9781433112300
Language
English
Tags
Social Justice Arts Activism Pedagogy
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2011. XII, 223 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Barbara Beyerbach (Volume editor) R. Deborah Davis (Volume editor)

Barbara Beyerbach is a professor at the State University of New York at Oswego in the Curriculum and Instruction Department. She is co-editor (with R. Deborah Davis) of «How Do We Know They Know?» A Conversation About Pre-Service Teachers Learning About Culture & Social Justice (Peter Lang, 2009). R. Deborah Davis is a tenured associate professor at the State University of New York at Oswego in the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Davis is also education subdivision editor of the Black Studies and Critical Thinking series at Peter Lang Publishing.

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