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Theory, Practice and Discipline-Based Art Education in Public Schools in Taiwan Author: Cheng Shiang Kuo, Shu Mei Yang


The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not the content of art the education programs of the public schools in Taiwan are reflective of the key concepts of DBAE--Diacipline- Based Art Education. To identify and trace the development of ideas in the field, the related literature was reviewed and The Role of Discipline-Based Art Education in America's Schools by Dr. Eisner was used as the rationale to evaluate the current art programs of the public schools in Taiwan in the light of the DBAE prescription that content be balnced among the four disciplines. It is evident that the school art programs of elementary and scondary schools in Taiwan are far from the balanced requirments dealing with the four disciplines, but it is clear that attempts should be made to move in that direction if we are to improve the school art programs, and to better educate our youngster.

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