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Art and Art Education
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Art and Art Education

STUDENT WORK

Student Research

Students of the Program undertake research within a broad span of interests. Some students arrive at Teachers College with well-developed research interests while others find their focus within the work they do in the Program. Notwithstanding the origin of their interests, all students in the Program engage in a range of endeavors contextualized within classrooms, studios, communities, museums and theoretical frameworks, working individually or in groups, and exploring a range of traditional and contemporary methodologies.

  • Sustaining a core identity in adolescence: The role of the visual arts in the interplay of self and culture - Susan Ann Cowles-Dimitru, 2014
  • Perspectives on preparation: Nine art teachers reflect on their preservice education in light of their experiences of contemporary schooling - Iris Robin Bildstein, 2013
  • The role of the mentor and disciple relationship in the development of artists - Gaetano Antonia LaRoche, 2013
  • Students’ meaningful engagements with contemporary artwork within Korean museum educational contexts and school curriculum environments - Hye-Jin Rhee, 2013
  • An investigation of the development and use of memory in representational drawings made by children 5-12 years - Linda Mary Tomaselli, 2013
  • Art education as a process of collaborative learning among children, parents and teachings in an early childhood classroom - Naomi Lisa Lifschitz-Grant, 2012
  • Drawing (gothic) acts: A dynamic aesthetic serving in adolescent’s search for meaningful expression - Aileen Elizabeth Wilson, 2012

  • Adolescent Girls’ Use of Instagram - Aubrey Hetznecker, 2013
  • Jewels from the Hinterland: A Study in Arts-Based Storytelling - Naima Patrice Harper Green, 2013
  • Pedagogical Implications for Family Gallery Talk Program in South Korea: A Case Study of Korean Immigrant Families in Gallery Talk Programs at MoMA - Jinyoung Koh, 2013
  • Cultural Displacement: Korean Artists and their Art - Sangmi Son, 2013
  • A Case Study of Effective Teaching and Curriculum in an Inclusive Art Setting - Christine Hsieh, 2013
  • Public Art Education: An Artist’s Investigation into “Reflective Immersion” with Familiar Works of Public Art and Its Effects on the Creative Process - Eve Marie Gagnon, 2012
  • Notions of Gender: A Cross Cultural Comparative Analysis through the Barbie Doll - Rabeya Jalil, 2012
  • Young Choreographers: An Ethno-Phenomenological Study of Developmental and Socio-Cultural Influences During Untutored Dance Making - Barbara Wagner Bashaw, 2011
  • Retrospections and Interpretations: The Narratives of Aging Artists on the Complexities of their Creative Practices through Time - Rebecca Bourgault, 2011
  • The Artist in the University: Interview Case Studies of How Four Art Professors Make Sense of the Meaning in their Work as Educators and How They Navigate the Dual Relationship between Artist and Educator - Harrigan McMahon Bowman, 2011
  • Engagement with Works of Art Through Dialogue: Providing Aesthetic Experiences in Discussion-Based Museum Education Programs and Implications for Museums in Korea - Hye Youn Chung, 2011
  • Talking to Artists in Their Studio: Reflection on the Practice of Assessment as Learning - Mariah Doren, 2011
  • Issues of Beauty Through Identity: The Works of Three Artists in Studio Practice and Their Interpretations into Art and Language - Donna Clovis, 2011
  • The Growing Sense of Self as Artist in the Journey of Six High School Art Students - Jane Hoellman Kahn, 2011
  • The Generative Impact of Online Critiques on Individual Art Practice - Sang-Bin Im, 2011
  • Ding Dika Ding Dika Ding Dika Ding: Jazz, Arts Education and the Creation of a Community of Learners - Nina Carole Lasky, 2011
  • Interactive Art Exhibitions for Children: Case Studies of Exhibition Content, Educational Approaches, and Visitors’ Learning Experiences - Tiffany S. Lee,  2011
  • Art School Consequential: Teaching and Learning in the First Year of Art School - Stacey McKenna, 2011
  • The Creation of a Culture of Inquiry: Engaging Teachers in Experiences with Art Objects in Museums - Stacy Miller, 2011
  • Beyond Our Fears: Conversations with Veteran Artists about Their Dedication to Visual Art Making - Kristine Puffer, 2011
  • Organizational Characteristics and Curriculum Structure of a Sustained Arts Integration Program in an Urban Elementary/Middle School - Shyla Rao, 2011
  • The Art Institution as a Site for Cultural Production in Pakistan: A Performative Reflexive Analysis of the Practices of Three Contemporary Artist-Teachers - Razia Sadik, 2011
  • Spontaneous Student to Student Discourse During a Drawing  Task in the Middle School Art Room - Mary Trainor-Schwartz, 2011
  • The Art of the Everyday: A Spiritual Journey of Aesthetic Experience Within Western and Japanese Contexts - Jun Yoshimatsu, 2011
  • Networked Film Criticism as a Way of Learning: Exploring the Culture of a Virtual Film Community and the Stories of Amateur Film Critics - Chi-Ying Yu, 2011
  • I Smile With My Mind: Reconceptualizing Artistic Practice in Early Childhood - Dana Frantz Bentley,  2010
  • The Experience of New York and Beijing: Destabilizing Studio Art Practices, Cultural Sites and Educational Processes - Stephan Lane, 2010
  • The Ambiguity of Perception: Virtual Art Museology, Free-Choice Learning, and Children’s Art Education - Christine S. Mulligan, 2010
  • Understanding in an Art Museum: A Case Study of Interpretations of Art by Japanese and American Children - Yumiko Nagasawa, 2010
  • Concept-Based Inquiry into Art Making: The Possibility of Change through Art - Margaret Anne Walker, 2010
  • The Practice of Cinematic Experience in Everyday Life: Moving-Image, Time and the Journey to the Unknown - Hua-Chu Yen, 2010
  • Apprenticeship in the Arts and Crafts of Iran: The Mentorship Practices of Four Masters - Sheyda Ardalan, 2009
  • Artist-Teacher George Wallis: Redefining the Concept Through History - Gary James Daichendt, 2009
  • A Question of Memory: Constructing an Artist’s Screen Memories Through Video - Tamar Efrat, 2009
  • Comic Books and the Experience of Self-fulfillment: A Study with High School Students - Patricia Ayala Garcia, 2009
  • Reflective Inquiry and Artistic Practice: Identifying Consistencies Originating from Experience - Jason Swift, 2009
  • Art Museums as Educational Institutions: A Case Study of Four Museums in New York City with Implications for China - Yingshi Yang, 2009
  • The Changing Conception of Reality in Photographic Art - May-Ling Chang, 2008
  • Different Keepers of Culture: Artistic Resistance and Growth  within Social Constructs - William J. Grant, 2008
  • Cultural Embossing: The Layering of Identity through the Voices and Visions of Three Trinidadian Visual Artists of East Indian Descent - Anudevi Androneth Sieunarine, 2008
  • Changing Conceptions of Cultural Identity: Critical Inquiry through Digital Art Practices within Higher Education - Bo Rim Song, 2008
  • Ambivalence of Art: Nuance, Contradiction and Duality in the Works of Women in Contemporary Ceramics - Courtney Weida, 2008
  • Reflections on Art Education for Senior Citizens: A Case Study of a Public Art-Making Workshop - Elly Cho, 2011
  • Art Supply Budgets: What Art Educators Make of Them - Denise Lewandowski,  2011
  • A Case Study: Exploring the Use of Eye-Gaze Computer Technology to Facilitate the Artistic Development of a Nonverbal Physically Challenged Child with Cerebral Palsy - Donna S. Moore, 2011
  • Who’s the Boss: Identifying the Entities that Really Control the Class - Amanda Procaccino, 2011
  • Revisiting Arts Integration: Making Connections Between Artwork and Historical Subject Matter Within Student Dialogue - Jennifer Adams, 2011
  • The Development of Madrasahs For Girls in Post Independence India from 1947 to 2010: Evolution of Curricula, Place of the Arts and Practice Arts and the Need for Madrasah Reforms - Gulrukh Azhar-Rizvi, 2010
  • Teaching Traditional Artistic Conventions in an Adolescent Art Class: A Study of When or If They Should Be Introduced - Nicole Baker, 2010
  • Mark Making: A Longitudinal Study - Micah Beree, 2010
  • Re-imagining Computing: Using Elements of Art Education to Develop Adolescent Education Programs at The Computer History Museum - Jane P. Cheung, 2010
  • Female Adolescent Identity in Hawaii - Rebecca Davis, 2010
  • Promoting and Maintaining Intrinsic Motivation in The High School Art Classroom Among Students Labeled Emotionally and Behaviorally Disturbed - John Di Lorenzo,  2010
  • The Nude Male Image in History: Its Implications, and the Gay Male’s Acceptance into Society - Scott Goldstein, 2010
  • Using Dialogue as a Tool: Understanding the Influences on Imagery of Preadolescent Artists - Melissa Gratz, 2010
  • Arts Schools and the Application Process: The Portfolio Experience - Melissa Gunzberg, 2010
  • Engaging Conversations: Docent Talks At The Frick - Crystal Kiu, 2010
  • Developing a Visual Voice: The Dialectics of Art Education and Its Effect on the Social Adjustment of Mexican Immigrant and English Language Learner Students in California - Brooke Nagel, 2010
  • High School Students Perceptions of the Professional Status of the Art Teacher - Eduardo Ortiz, 2010
  • The Reggio Emilia Practice of Documenting Teaching and Learning: Implications for Art Teachers in the US - Lisa Ostapinski, 2010
  • Transformative Learning Through Fine Arts Based Professional Development - Holly May Parker, 2010
  • The Connection Between Writing and Drawing in English Curriculum - Lisa Peet, 2010
  • How Can I Make Something Meaningful? Personal Experiences With Works of Art and What They Might Mean for Education - Eve H. Pomerantz, 2010
  • Factors and Experiences that Influence Administrators Decisions about Art Education in Primary and Secondary Schools - Jessica Sperandio, 2010
  • Negotiating Territories: Art Education Considerations and Concerns for an International School in China - Ann Waddell, 2010
  • Making a Mural: Helping Students in an Independent School - Ileana Hernandez Carafas, 2009
  • They Don’t Know What We Do: Conversation as Professional Development to Lessen Art Teacher Isolation in Elementary Schools - Libya S.Doman, 2009
  • Adolescent Girls Responses to Feminist Artworks in “Burning Down the House”:  Building a Feminist Art Collection Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum - Cheri Ehrlich, 2009
  • Adolescent Responses to Modernist Works of Art - Paula Fortune-Angelo, 2009
  • Exploring Dora and Diego: Children’s Responses to Animated Characters - Deirdra Harriette Hazeley, 2009
  • Creative Expression: Live it! Love it! Assess It! - Elissa Horan, 2009
  • Design and Play: A Series of Projects - Sue Koch, 2009
  • Comparison Across Continents: Museum Education Philosophies, Theories and Practices in Museum Education Programs for School Groups in USA and Greece - Myrto Lavda, 2009
  • Playful Explorations in the Art Classroom: 4th Graders Re-Discover the Joys of Art - Janet Lombardi, 2009
  • Becoming Present to Ourselves: Connecting Community Arts, Mentoring, and Emerging Artists - Shane McCormick, 2009
  • Actions that Teach: Nonverbal Communication in the Studio Art Classroom - Robin Miller, 2009
  • Expressive Artist-As-Teacher: Self-Awareness Through Teaching and Art Making - Eleana Pellegrino, 2009
  • Strategies for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder in an Art Education Environment - Allison Rader, 2009
  • The Art of Successful Teaching: Peering into the Motivation of Successful Artists Who Covet Teaching - Catherine Rosamond, 2009
  • The Impact of Adolescents’ Self Esteem on Their Motivation to Make Art - Ann E. Rust, 2009
  • A Cross-Cultural Comparison Study of American and Taiwanese Audiences’ Perception of an Art Documentary - Hui-Yu Wang, 2009
  • Presenting 2-D Art Content to the “Computer Culture” Youth - Mathew Franke, 2008
  • How Artists Express Themselves in Ways that Impact and Empower Local Community Arts, Cultural and Educational Programs - Kuo-Pin Lin, 2008
  • Forming Effective Alliances Between Teachers and Across Disciplines: A Phenomenological Case Study of Roots in an Urban Nursery Program in New York City - Amy Miller, 2008
  • What are the Differences in Third Grade Art Made in School and at Home? - Laura Povsner, 2008
  • How the Use of Optical Aids to Transfer Images from Life to a 2-Dimensional Plane Alters the Aesthetic Experience of Painting for a Beginner Adult Painter - Azlyn Smith, 2008
  • Establishing Credibility: Investigating the Shortage of Female Artists in Advanced Placement Art History Texts Across American High Schools - Maude E Wiltshire, 2008