This volume presents a series of papers concerned with the interrelations between the post modern and the present state of art and design education. Spanning a range of thematic concerns, the book reflects upon existing practice and articulates revolutionary prospects potentially viable through a shift in educative thinking. Throughout the book, post modern theory informs the polemical debate concerning new directions in educative practice. Contributors shed new light on a post modern view of art in education with emphasis upon difference, plurality and independence of mind. Ultimately, the book provides a detailed insight into the various concepts that shape and drive the contemporary art world and expands the debate regarding the impression of post modern thinking in art education. This title is part of "Intellect's Readings in Art and Design Education" series. It reflects on art education practice using a variety of examples from schools and other educational settings. It provides detailed insight into the contemporary art world using post modernism as a guide.
TOM HARDY has been an art and design teacher in secondary schools for 24 years. He trained as a painter at Hornsey College of Art and before teaching he worked as a professional composer and freelance designer. He is a regular contributor to the Times Educational Supplement.