The analysis of James B. MacDonald's "A transcendental developmental ideology of education" and its implications for art curriculum

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Antony Swider (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lois V. Edinger

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to analyze James B. Macdonald's "A Transcendental Developmental Ideology of Education" by comparing Macdonald's ideology to current ideologies in art education and by applying Macdonald's framework to a situational interpretive orientation to art. The dialogue technique was employed to determine the feasibility of designing art curricula based on Macdonald's ideology. Through the application of the methodological features of phenomenology, the study developed the relationship between artistic exploration and phenomenological exploration, and the possible kinship which may exist between phenomenology and art. The combination of analysis and the dialogue session with two students focused on the progression of ideas and imagery that develops in the creation of the art work.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Macdonald, James Bradley, $d 1925- $t Transcendental developmental ideology of education
Educational sociology
Learning, Psychology of

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