Rethinking Relevance in Art Education:
James Haywood Rolling, Jr.
Paradigm Shifts and Policy Problematics in the Wake of the Information Age
Syracuse University, U.S.A.
Citation: Rolling, J. H., Jr. (2008). Rethinking relevance in art education:
Paradigm shifts and policy problematics in the wake of the Information Age. International Journal of
Education & the Arts, 9(Interlude 1). Retrieved [date] from http://www.ijea.org/v9i1/.
This article addresses the advocacy of organizations like the National Art Education
Association who seek greater legislative support, funding and time allocations to be
devoted to arts instruction and the development of arts practices in the arena of public
education. The author argues the timeliness of a reconceived paradigm for understanding
and advocating the relevancy of arts practices in the wake of the Information Age. This
article seeks to rethink the semiotics defining art in an era of shifting paradigms and as
contextualized in contemporary educational policy.
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