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The Department of Art Education prepares art educators as critical citizens who value cultural difference, democracy, visual culture, and social justice through a philosophy that emphasizes context and community, knowledge and experience, critical thought and reflection, and practice and evaluation.

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if you are and art teacher in CPS

Posted by Meghan Rose Steinman on February 17, 2014 at 1:42pm 0 Comments

Ok, hello my amazing fellow educators

I got inspired on my way to work this morning and thought about how I need to see other art teachers more.

So if you are interested in sharing out your ideas and gaining moral support in this urban teaching setting send me your contact information. My email address is meghan.r.steinman@gmail.com

I am planning on hosting a bi-monthly art teacher shin-dig at my home where we can enjoy snacks, drinks, and shared…

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Week 9: Bringing LGBT in the Classroom

Posted by Christina Lepri on October 24, 2013 at 2:03pm 0 Comments

So looking forward to our viewing of “It’s Elementary – Talking About Gay Issues in School.” I was not familiar with New Day Films but spent my lunch hour combing though the over 150 titles available by this democratically run distribution company with 100 filmmaker members (New Day Website). Was excited to read this on their website as well, “New Day was initially formed because the women’s movement had arrived and a group of independent filmmakers couldn’t find distribution for their…

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Forwarded Message from the National Museum of Mexican Art

Posted by Lynn Yarne on October 12, 2013 at 8:22pm 0 Comments

Hello, I was wondering if you could pass this opportunity along to any music teachers who are looking for work. 
The National Museum of Mexican Art’s education department is looking for an experienced music teachers for after school and residency programs. Instructor/s must have prior teaching experience and be to teach multiple instruments in a group setting (guitar, bass, keyboard &…
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Week 6: Social Justice Art Education

Posted by Christina Lepri on October 3, 2013 at 10:04am 0 Comments

Wow this got long fast. Apologies friends, I've colored the questions below so you can skip this verbal explosion.

Ayers, Slow Active and Surprising

Clifton's poetry in the summer school class- taboo topics grab attention and bring life and the world into the room

Universal public education insists that we all have capacities and value; the very fact of it mitigates, albeit…

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Dewhurst

Posted by Mollie Greenberg on October 3, 2013 at 7:33am 0 Comments

The creation of social justice art education seems to be work about current issues in the united state. SOcial Justice art to me seems like contemporary art. It is art that reflects back on the gaps in the current society. 

I am thinking of my own art practice.  How often do I engage with problems in society? What is my critique? I know often I am fearful to put my political opinion in such a blatant way for everyone to see. But I have created work to push a cause I believe in and…

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North

Posted by Mollie Greenberg on October 3, 2013 at 7:03am 0 Comments

This article was an interesting link to what read in Understanding Curriculum by Pinar et al.  When reading in Understanding Curriculum I had an ongoing question of if a politically charged classroom was good or bad thing? And even, can a classroom be politically neutral?

North starts to attempts to answer these questions. North states the classroom has the potential to educate in order create political change. It is a breeding ground for activism. North states"...student empowerment…

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Before arriving to Chicago my childhood involved traveling extensively overseas. My earliest artwork began in the Republic of Panama, forged in the politically and socially charged arena of a 1970 - 1980’s Central America. Although my travels…
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if you are and art teacher in CPS

Ok, hello my amazing fellow educatorsI got inspired on my way to work this morning and thought about how I need to see other art teachers more.So if you are interested in sharing out your ideas and gaining moral support in this urban teaching setting send me your contact information. My email address is meghan.r.steinman@gmail.comI am planning on hosting a bi-monthly art teacher shin-dig at my home where we can enjoy snacks, drinks, and shared ideas?I personally love the idea of doing like a 45…See More
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