1st Edition

Teaching and Assessing Social Justice Art Education Power, Politics, and Possibilities

    192 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    192 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This incisive and wholly practical book offers a hands-on guide to developing and assessing social justice art education for K–12 art educators by providing theoretically grounded, social justice art education assessment strategies.

    Recognizing the increased need to base the K–12 curriculum in social justice education, the authors ground the book in six social justice principles–conceptualized through art education–to help teachers assess and develop curriculum, design pedagogy, and foster social justice learning environments. From encouraging teachers to be upstanders to injustice to engaging in decolonial action, this book provides a thorough guide to facilitating and critiquing social justice art education and engaging in reflexive praxis as educators.

    Rich in examples and practical application, this book provides a clear pathway for art educators to connect social justice art education with real-life educational assessment expectations: 21st-century learning, literacy, social skills, teacher performance-based assessment, and National Core Art Standards, making this text an invaluable companion to art educators and facilitators alike

    1. Assess Social Justice Art Education

    2. Investigate Systemic Oppression

    3. Inspire Decolonial Actions

    4. Decenter White Patriarchal Norms

    5. Dismantle Power Differentials

    6. Include Difference

    7. Become Upstanders to Injustice

    8. Integrate Social Justice Art Education Principles


    Karen Keifer-Boyd is Professor of Art Education and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

    Wanda B. Knight is Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Art Education, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University (Harrisburg), USA, and is President-elect of the National Art Education Association.

    Adetty Pérez de Miles is Associate Professor of Art Theory and Practice and the Art Education Program Coordinator at Texas State University, USA.

    Cheri E. Ehrlich is Assistant Professor in Art Education at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, USA.

    Yen-Ju Lin is an art educator and instructional technologist. She holds a Ph.D. in Art Education from The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

    Ann Holt is currently teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in art and design education as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute and an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University, USA.