An exploration of primary school teachers’ understanding of art and the place of art in the primary school curriculum

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/618999
Title:
An exploration of primary school teachers’ understanding of art and the place of art in the primary school curriculum
Authors:
Hallam, Jenny ( 0000-0002-3978-1831 ) ; Das Gupta, Mani; Lee, Helen A. N.
Abstract:
Some research within developmental psychology shows a slow period of development in children’s expressive drawings during the primary school years (Davis, 1997; Ives 1984; Jolley, Fenn and Jones, 2004). Developmental researchers suggest that ‘educational factors’ could contribute to this dip in development but have not explored these factors. This study explores links between educational policy – in terms of the English National Curriculum - and the development of expression in child art. A Foucauldian style analysis of interviews is presented which investigates how ten primary school teachers working in two Staffordshire schools approach art. A specific concern is to explore how different understandings of art and teaching practices are shaped and managed by the curriculum. This allows links between the demands of the curriculum and the observed dip in expressive drawing development to be investigated.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Hallam, J., Das Gupta, M., & Lee, H. (2008). An exploration of primary school teachers’ understanding of art and the place of art in the primary school curriculum. Curriculum Journal, 19(4), 269–281.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Curriculum Journal
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/618999
DOI:
10.1080/09585170802509856
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research

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dc.contributor.authorHallam, Jennyen
dc.contributor.authorDas Gupta, Manien
dc.contributor.authorLee, Helen A. N.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-29T10:32:41Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-29T10:32:41Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationHallam, J., Das Gupta, M., & Lee, H. (2008). An exploration of primary school teachers’ understanding of art and the place of art in the primary school curriculum. Curriculum Journal, 19(4), 269–281.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09585170802509856-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/618999-
dc.description.abstractSome research within developmental psychology shows a slow period of development in children’s expressive drawings during the primary school years (Davis, 1997; Ives 1984; Jolley, Fenn and Jones, 2004). Developmental researchers suggest that ‘educational factors’ could contribute to this dip in development but have not explored these factors. This study explores links between educational policy – in terms of the English National Curriculum - and the development of expression in child art. A Foucauldian style analysis of interviews is presented which investigates how ten primary school teachers working in two Staffordshire schools approach art. A specific concern is to explore how different understandings of art and teaching practices are shaped and managed by the curriculum. This allows links between the demands of the curriculum and the observed dip in expressive drawing development to be investigated.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectArten
dc.subjectDiscourse analysisen
dc.subjectEnglish National Curriculumen
dc.titleAn exploration of primary school teachers’ understanding of art and the place of art in the primary school curriculumen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalCurriculum Journalen
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