Read this article by Duncum on "Theoretical Foundations for an Art Education of Global Culture and Principles for Classroom Practice"
The article begins with an outline of the theoretical foundations for an art education that addresses global culture. It reviews and critiques the widely held, popular theory of cultural imperialism that sees, typically, U.S. culture overshadowing and destroying national and local cultures. By contrast, the author argues that by employing reading reception theory and theories of indigenization and cultural translation, it is possible to see a vastly more complex set of cultural issues through which we need to navigate. The article concludes with principles for dealing with global culture in the classroom, as well as some examples of exemplary classroom practice.
Some questions to think about--
1. What are your thoughts on a global culture? Does it include or exclude? And at what cost?
2. In what ways is the USA promoting and/or causing cultural imperialism? Is this perception founded? Is this a new form of domination?
3. Should teachers engage with global culture in their classrooms?
Feel free to add more questions...
3/16/2013 11:03:03 am
I didn't get a chance to read the article you included, but I definitely want to. Thank you for posting it!
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