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SAIC Art Education

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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First of three figures made to imitate marble. Three children who witnessed the visions at Fatima of Our Blessed Mother.
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Transformative Education

Posted by DeShaunte Walker on November 25, 2014 at 3:44am 2 Comments

DeShaunte Walker

Transformative Education Chapters 5, 7 & 8

Ethical & Pedagogical Studies

Lavie Raven

“I say, I say unto thee… Every Revolution begins with a Movement, every Movement begins with a Vision and every Vision begins with a Visionary who dreams… My dream is to shine a light deep into the depths of Man, exposing a universal oneness that exists within Us All, that inalienable force that causes everything to be. You see, in order to grow, we must destroy…


Equity and Social Justice Art Education

Posted by Steve Vidal on October 4, 2014 at 12:48pm 8 Comments

As I sit at my desk inside my classroom on this cold, gloomy Saturday, I cannot stop reflecting and rethinking everything I have learned about my teaching practices and education. In fact, the two articles I was assigned to read and carefully discuss for this week only served to reinforce the need for more self-reflection on my part. The first article I read was Rethinking Our Classrooms by Bigelow, Harvey, Karp & Miller. The authors begin by stating that,"schools and…


Reading Response Week 4

Posted by Vera Zhang on September 20, 2014 at 5:11pm 0 Comments

Going Native

     I agree, “going native” is a great method to help processing research and collecting data. However, like this article mentioned, research results could heavily based on the researcher’s point of view. Based on their identities and backgrounds could always affect the research results. It is very important to understand the researcher’s social context (class, gender, ethic, etc.), political position, and personality in order to avoid the false and misleading of the…


Introductory Assignment for Eth Ped Issues

Posted by Casey Mae Carlock on September 12, 2014 at 11:49pm 0 Comments


I did my undergrad at SAIC where I received a BFAAE. I teach at Lyon Elementary school, in CPS.  I have been teaching for 9 years and I’ve been at my school for 8 years. I completed my National Board Certification in 2012. I have been awarded several Oppenheimer Teacher Incentive Grants for the school sculpture garden I’ve been working on for several years. In addition to the Oppenheimer grants, I have partnered with the Intuit Teacher Fellowship program…



Posted by Vera Xingyu Zhang on September 12, 2014 at 1:00am 9 Comments

    This article tells us what issues teachers might face in raising a social justice discussion. Author used a very convincing way to give readers solutions to problems happening in social justice discussion through talking about different teacher’s experience in teaching social justice class. Also, author has addressed the value of having social justice discussion in class. Through reading this article I understood that having such discussion, student could learn about how to use different…



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