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Title: The endangered subject of quality visual arts education
Authors: Westraadt, Georina
Keywords: Art;Learning opportunities;Teacher training;Primaryeducation
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract: Quality and meaningful Visual Art education provides opportunities for learning and holistic development to all children at school. Research projects in this regard highlight the problems that teachers experience in this field. The contribution of higher education in the training of educators to provide for teachers in Visual Art education is important. Curricula of four local and one overseas university for the BEd training in the Arts are compared and discussed. The importance of literacy and numeracy at schoollevel is not disregarded, but the fact that visual literacy is an important part of being literate is emphasised. The current shortage of well-trained Visual Art educators is a challenge. Overcoming this challenge will provide all members of future generations in schools with the learning opportunities that are available through quality Visual Art education. The impact of several reviews of the South African Educational system and the effect thereof on Visual Art education are discussed.
Appears in Collections:Edu - Journal Articles (not DHET subsidised)

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