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Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

Aims & Scope

Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal, hereafter referred to as the Journal, is an open access, blind, peer-reviewed publication produced by the Art Education Program in the School of Art & Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Journal seeks to contribute to the field of visual arts education--and beyond its permeable boundaries to all of the arts--by creating a place for written and/or artistic work that does the following:

-informs and engages readers in expansive thinking about how we teach in the arts, where it occurs, and why it is important;

-deepens perceptions about creative capacity, how this innate ability unfolds and develops in a wide array of settings and with many populations;

-directs attention to instructional approaches (some new and innovative, others neglected or forgotten) that are currently restricted by an emphasis on normalized arts instruction in public schooling.

The Journal seeks original manuscripts from researchers, artists, and teachers that offer insight into teaching, learning and creating art with many populations, both contemporary and historical. The foundation of the Journal is the philosophic premise that the practice of teaching and creating in the arts is visionary and vital for the wholeness of humankind, as Dewey and others have indicated.

Intended Audience

The Journal is intended for scholars, artists, teachers, and students who share an interest in a wide variety of venues for teaching the arts such as community and recreational settings, public spaces, support groups, rehabilitation or counseling centers, occupationally related arts venues, religious settings and public or private educational spaces for people of all ages and abilities. Potential readers could also be those outside of arts education professions including recreational management, early childhood education, adaptive or rehabilitative education, or holistic practices, to name a few.