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Art as Creative Resistance: An Urban School Art Teacher Providing Power and Possibilities Through Art

Mon, April 20, 4:05 to 5:35pm, Virtual Room


The ideas and origins of critical pedagogy have spawned unique perspectives and contributions that other scholars, in different disciplines, have now incorporated in developing modernized approaches to critical pedagogy. Because resistance is a form of negotiation directed towards school-based hegemony, this paper will illustrate this teachers’ ability to use art as a form of negotiation to challenge the limitations faced by urban students. Critical art educators need to show a commitment to developing awareness, to expose and challenge socio-economic constructs, and discuss oppressive structures of power that affects students of color.