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Aesthetics and Education

What is the appropriate content of aesthetics for students of art at different age levels? How can it best be taught? How should it be combined with studio work and other art disciplines?

Michael J. Parsons and H. gene Blocker answer these and other questions in a volume designed to help art educators, potential educators, and curriculum developers integrate aesthetics into the study of art in the school curriculum. The two introduce some of the philosophical problems and questions in art, encouraging teachers and others to form a personal outlook on these issues.


Michael J. Parsons is head of the art education department at the Ohio State University and the author of How We Understand Art: A Cognitive Development Account of Aesthetic Experience. H. Gene Blocker is a professor of philosophy at Ohio University and the author of The Aesthetics of Primitive Art.

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