Volume 19 Number 12 May 16, 2018

Using Issues-based Art Education to Facilitate Middle School Students’ Learning in Racial Issues

Dan Li
University of Houston, USA

Citation: Li, D. (2018). Using issues-based art education to facilitate middle school students’ learning in racial issues. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 19(12). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.18113/P8ijea1912


Issues-based art education encourages students to express their perspectives on different social issues through art making. In this article, the author discusses racial issues with middle school students through contemporary artwork discussion and hands-on poster making. The difficulties that students encounter in their poster making session will be discussed. In the final section, the author offers suggestions about teaching an issues-based art class for other teachers.

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