AuthorByrne, Maureen Anne
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractIn seeking to create and frame the teacher wisdom contextual to the practices of Tucson art teachers, I designed a descriptive action research study. Inspired by Judy Chicago's installation, The Dinner Party, I invited seven female art teachers to my home as guests at The Tucson Dinner Party. Four questions were asked of the art teachers. They were: (1) Using an artistic metaphor, how would they describe the meaning they give to their teaching? (2) How were they socialized into the profession? (3) How would they define the attributes of an expert art teacher? (4) How do they see the future of their profession? It was found that: teachers with more experience created more complex metaphors for their teaching, socialization of art teachers is weak at their school sites, teacher expertise is undefined in art education, and art teachers have concerns about the impact of standards reform on art programs.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Art and Art education