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Transforming City Schools Through Art

Approaches to Meaningful K–12 Learning

Karen Hutzel Flavia MC Bastos Kimberly J. Cosier

192 pages
Teachers College Press
This anthology places art at the center of meaningful urban education reform. Providing a fresh perspective, contributors describe a positive, asset-based community development model designed to tap into the teaching/learning potential already available in urban settings. Rather than focusing on a lack of resources, this innovative approach shows teachers how to use the cultural resources at hand to engage students in the processes of critical, imaginative investigation. Featuring personal narratives that reflect the authors’ vast experience and passion for teaching art, this resource: Offers a new vision for urban schools that reflects current directions of urban renewal and transformation. Highlights successful models of visual art education for the K–12 classroom. Describes meaningful, socially concerned teaching practices. Includes unit plans, a glossary of terms, and online resources.
Author Bio
Karen Hutzel is an assistant professor and director of the Mostly Online MA Degree Program in Art Education at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Flávia M. C. Bastos is the director of Graduate Studies and acting chair of the Art Education Program at the University of Cincinnati. Kim Cosier is head of art education at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.