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Schulte Co-Edits Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood

Schulte Co-Edits Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood

Assistant Professor Christopher Schulte is co-editor with Professor Emerita, Christine Marmé Thompson, of Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood (Springer, 2018). Reflecting contemporary theory and research in early art education, the book offers a comprehensive introduction to new ways of thinking about the place of art, play, and aesthetics in the lives and education of young children. Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood features contributions from several SoVA faculty and alums, including Charles Garoian, Marta Cabral, Marissa McClure, and Heather Kaplan.

Description from the back cover:
Reflecting contemporary theory and research in early art education, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to new ways of thinking about the place of art, play, and aesthetics in the lives and education of young children. Enlivened by narratives and illustrations, 16 authors offer perspectives on the lived experience of being a child and discovering the excitement of making meaning and form in the process of art, play, and aesthetic inquiry. Please visit Springer for additional details http://www.springer.com/br/book/9783319706436

Professor Schulte is now editing a second anthology, titled, Ethics and Research With Young Children: ‘New’ Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2019), and working on a new research project, an ethnography of children drawing, in conjunction with his role as an Innovator in Residence with the Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design (C-PAD).  

In addition, Schulte has also recently been named Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts (IJEA), an open access journal for international research and scholarship, invested in the significances of the arts in education. Schulte served previously with IJEA as an Associate Editor (2011-2014) and Media Review Editor (2014-2018).

In 2015, when Schulte joined the faculty in Art Education, he worked closely with Christine Liao (’15 Ph.D. Art Education), Managing Editor of IJEA, to move the journal’s servers to Penn State’s University Park campus. The journal is now hosted by Penn State Libraries’ Publication and Curation Services and supported by the School of Visual Arts. To learn more about IJEA, please visit www.ijea.org