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Re: DBAE history

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Nancy Walkup (walkup)
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 14:24:15 CST6CDT

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> From: "Jeff Young" <jyoung>
> To: artsednet, TreeSeaArt
> Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 13:18:14 CST6CDT
> Subject: Re: DBAE history
> Priority: normal

> Theresa,
> You asked about the connection between Eisner and DBAE. I think
> Eisner was involved in helping define dbae through his Getty
> publication "The Role of dbae in America's Schools," but I do not
> think he invented the concept.
> Check The Journal of Aesthetic Education (vol.21, no. 2, summer 1987)
> for an in-depth look at the history and issues involved with dbae.
> The article "Dbae: Becoming Students of Art" by Clark, Day and Greer
> (pp130-193) might help.
> I have always thought that the whole concept of dbae was a sort of
> compendium of work by many people drawing on the research and
> writings of many other people. Is this right? Or did dear Eilliot
> dream this whole baby up on his own?
> Yours,
> Jeff Young
> UCA Art ed.

Hi, Jeff:

Dwaine Greer coined the term "Discipline-Based Art Education"
but the concept has developed and evolved over a thirty-year


Nancy Walkup, Project Coordinator
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
PO Box 5098, University of North Texas
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