F. Graeme Chalmers describes how art education programs promote cross-cultural understanding, recognize racial and cultural diversity, enhance self-esteem in students' cultural heritage, and address issues of ethnocentrism, stereotyping,
discrimination, and racism.
After providing a context for multicultural art education, Chalmers examines the implications for art education of the broad themes found in art across cultures. Using discipline-based art education as a framework, he suggests ways to design and implement a curriculum for multicultural art education that will help all students find a place for art in their lives. Art educators will find Celebrating Pluralism invaluable in negotiating the approach to multicultural art education that makes the most sense to their students and
F. Graeme Chalmers, professor of art education at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, is the author of more than one hundred publications in art education. He has served on the editorial boards of several education journals and is currently an advisor to Visual Art Research and the Journal of Art and Design Education.
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