Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An ethnographic study examining the art classroom as a complex system
by Delgado, Manuel, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 68; 1499149
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine if the art classroom fit the conditions necessary to be considered a complex system, and if so, explore the possible benefits art teachers might have if they view their art classroom through the lens of Complexity theory. This new perspective will be guided by using a qualitative ethnographic approach to describe and analyze the art classroom based on characteristics found in complex systems. This approach was the basic premise that led this ethnographical inquiry to explore and examine the art classroom, exposing patterns and other emergent qualities. In conclusion, it is postulated that this new paradigm and approach to education can help the art educator understand the complexities and challenges that emerge in the 2st century art classroom.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Black, Margaret
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education, Fine arts
Publication Number: 1499149
ISBN: 978-1-124-85203-4
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