The Multiple Personalities of Art Education: A History of Art Education in the United Kingdom

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Abstract

The justification of art education in school curricula and the teaching approaches that should be employed in the UK have been the subject of much debate since the eighteenth century. Primarily, the debate can be distilled down to the following competing paradigm dyads: utilitarian versus libertarian; self‐expression versus tradition; and education in art versus education through art. However, rather than drawing conclusions, the debate is ongoing, fueled by the political and economic context of the times, with the result of a never‐ending see‐sawing from one opinion to the other. Beginning with the rise of industrial art education and the Great Crystal Palace Exposition of 1851 and culminating in the dominance of creativity and culture in creating a sustainable future, the aim of this chapter is to present a concise history of the debate in art education in the UK, demonstrating the inextricable relationship with politics and economics and the constant focus on creating a successful but unknown future for children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education
EditorsRichard Hickman, John Baldacchino, Kerry Freedman, Emese Hall, Nigel Meager
PublisherWiley
ISBN (Print)978-1-118-97807-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2019

Fingerprint

Art History
Multiple Personality
Art Education
Economics
Justification
Teaching
Exposition
Paradigm
Industrial Arts
Art
History
Education
School Curriculum
Crystal Palace
Dyads
Creativity
Rise

Keywords

  • child art education
  • education in art
  • education through art
  • history of art
  • UK

Cite this

Robb, A. (2019). The Multiple Personalities of Art Education: A History of Art Education in the United Kingdom. In R. Hickman, J. Baldacchino, K. Freedman, E. Hall, & N. Meager (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118978061.ead036
Robb, Anna. / The Multiple Personalities of Art Education : A History of Art Education in the United Kingdom. The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education. editor / Richard Hickman ; John Baldacchino ; Kerry Freedman ; Emese Hall ; Nigel Meager. Wiley, 2019.
@inbook{d8420cd0e97a47899616bf6f9acf8339,
title = "The Multiple Personalities of Art Education: A History of Art Education in the United Kingdom",
abstract = "The justification of art education in school curricula and the teaching approaches that should be employed in the UK have been the subject of much debate since the eighteenth century. Primarily, the debate can be distilled down to the following competing paradigm dyads: utilitarian versus libertarian; self‐expression versus tradition; and education in art versus education through art. However, rather than drawing conclusions, the debate is ongoing, fueled by the political and economic context of the times, with the result of a never‐ending see‐sawing from one opinion to the other. Beginning with the rise of industrial art education and the Great Crystal Palace Exposition of 1851 and culminating in the dominance of creativity and culture in creating a sustainable future, the aim of this chapter is to present a concise history of the debate in art education in the UK, demonstrating the inextricable relationship with politics and economics and the constant focus on creating a successful but unknown future for children.",
keywords = "child art education, education in art, education through art, history of art, UK",
author = "Anna Robb",
year = "2019",
month = "1",
day = "23",
doi = "10.1002/9781118978061.ead036",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-1-118-97807-8",
editor = "Richard Hickman and John Baldacchino and Kerry Freedman and Emese Hall and Nigel Meager",
booktitle = "The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education",
publisher = "Wiley",

}

Robb, A 2019, The Multiple Personalities of Art Education: A History of Art Education in the United Kingdom. in R Hickman, J Baldacchino, K Freedman, E Hall & N Meager (eds), The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education. Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118978061.ead036

The Multiple Personalities of Art Education : A History of Art Education in the United Kingdom. / Robb, Anna.

The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education. ed. / Richard Hickman; John Baldacchino; Kerry Freedman; Emese Hall; Nigel Meager. Wiley, 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

TY - CHAP

T1 - The Multiple Personalities of Art Education

T2 - A History of Art Education in the United Kingdom

AU - Robb, Anna

PY - 2019/1/23

Y1 - 2019/1/23

N2 - The justification of art education in school curricula and the teaching approaches that should be employed in the UK have been the subject of much debate since the eighteenth century. Primarily, the debate can be distilled down to the following competing paradigm dyads: utilitarian versus libertarian; self‐expression versus tradition; and education in art versus education through art. However, rather than drawing conclusions, the debate is ongoing, fueled by the political and economic context of the times, with the result of a never‐ending see‐sawing from one opinion to the other. Beginning with the rise of industrial art education and the Great Crystal Palace Exposition of 1851 and culminating in the dominance of creativity and culture in creating a sustainable future, the aim of this chapter is to present a concise history of the debate in art education in the UK, demonstrating the inextricable relationship with politics and economics and the constant focus on creating a successful but unknown future for children.

AB - The justification of art education in school curricula and the teaching approaches that should be employed in the UK have been the subject of much debate since the eighteenth century. Primarily, the debate can be distilled down to the following competing paradigm dyads: utilitarian versus libertarian; self‐expression versus tradition; and education in art versus education through art. However, rather than drawing conclusions, the debate is ongoing, fueled by the political and economic context of the times, with the result of a never‐ending see‐sawing from one opinion to the other. Beginning with the rise of industrial art education and the Great Crystal Palace Exposition of 1851 and culminating in the dominance of creativity and culture in creating a sustainable future, the aim of this chapter is to present a concise history of the debate in art education in the UK, demonstrating the inextricable relationship with politics and economics and the constant focus on creating a successful but unknown future for children.

KW - child art education

KW - education in art

KW - education through art

KW - history of art

KW - UK

U2 - 10.1002/9781118978061.ead036

DO - 10.1002/9781118978061.ead036

M3 - Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

SN - 978-1-118-97807-8

BT - The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education

A2 - Hickman, Richard

A2 - Baldacchino, John

A2 - Freedman, Kerry

A2 - Hall, Emese

A2 - Meager, Nigel

PB - Wiley

ER -

Robb A. The Multiple Personalities of Art Education: A History of Art Education in the United Kingdom. In Hickman R, Baldacchino J, Freedman K, Hall E, Meager N, editors, The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education. Wiley. 2019 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118978061.ead036