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Penn State School of Visual Arts Art Education Faculty Contribute to New Book

Inquiry in Action Book Cover

Inquiry in Action: Paradigms, Methodologies and Perspectives in Art Education Research, edited by Kathy Marzilli Miraglia and Cathy Smilan, features chapters from three Penn State School of Visual Arts faculty members. Recently released by the National Art Education Association (NAEA), this text is aimed at an audience of art education professors, graduate students, and teacher-researchers.

Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education, contributed a chapter titled Feminist Perspectives; Mary Ann Stankiewicz, professor of art education, contributed a chapter titled Doing History: A Methodological Overview; and Tina Thompson, professor of art education, contributed a chapter titled Phenomenological Inquiry for a New Age.

According to Graeme Sullivan, director of the Penn State School of Visual Arts, Inquiry in Action reaffirms NAEA’s longstanding commitment to promoting research as the means to connect theory and practice. “This timely text is a reminder that inquiry without action is endless, and action without inquiry is aimless. Art educators are well placed to adapt research as inquiry in action because of their embedded knowledge as practitioners, and their embodied experience as art makers.”

Each chapter is based on the individual professor’s area of long-term professional interest and expertise, which will certainly be appreciated by SoVA’s art education graduate students, among others, as they identify their thesis and dissertation topics.

 

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