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Smith, Ralph Alexander

Overview
Works: 61 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 8,962 library holdings
Genres: History  Abstracts  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: N85, 707
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Most widely held works about Ralph Alexander Smith
 
Most widely held works by Ralph Alexander Smith
The Arts, education, and aesthetic knowing by Bennett Reimer( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Should arts education have a more significant place in our schools? An emphatic 'Yes' comes from the editors and other contributors to this provocative volume." "They build their case by drawing upon recent developments in cognitive theory and, in particular, upon contemporary thought regarding aesthetic knowing. They contend that aesthetic knowing constitutes a 'special mode of cognition' and they see aesthetic learning as vital to intellectual growth and development. They argue that the arts should 'constitute a foundational school subject.'" "An opening chapter reviews past practices in education in the arts, thus providing a needed historical context within which current thinking about aesthetic learning can be viewed. The following chapters elaborate on the idea and value of aesthetic knowing from various perspectives to buttress the case for its importance in education." "Developmental issues are explored to deepen understanding of the nature of aesthetic growth. Studies reveal that children's art products have not changed over the years. But how has a cognitive perspective changed the way in which child art is interpreted? Can phases in general aesthetic development be identified? Or are such phases specific to each art form?" "What pedagogical issues arise in education in the arts? How are conceptual learnings important to the development of aesthetic understanding? Does the study of fine arts enrich the quality of life and shape human personality in positive ways?" "Given the long history of arts education as a peripheral matter in schools, is it now possible to envision a greater recognition of what study of the arts can accomplish by a proper focus on aesthetic knowing?" "These are some of the questions addressed in a volume that provides stimulating reading not only for arts educators but for all who are genuinely concerned about education."--Jacket
Excellence in art education : ideas and initiatives by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met lit. opg. Suggesties voor het kunstonderwijs aan zeer begaafde leerlingen. Algemene onderwijskundige theorieën over zeer begaafde leerlingen worden aangehaald, evenals esthetische noties over het begrip "excellence" en het begrip "kwaliteit" in de kunst
Art education : a critical necessity by Albert William Levi( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics and problems of education by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a series of books that reprints significant articles, excerpts from books, and monographs that deal philosophically with problems in education is presented. The point is made that the distinctive feature of this series is that the selection of materials and their organization are based to a large extent on the results of a three-year project supported by the U. S. Office of Education and the University of Illinois. The majority of writers in this volume use materials from the field of philosophical aesthetics to clarify and understand the basic problem area of aesthetic education. The term aesthetics is divided into three types: scientific, analytic, and synoptic or speculative. Scientific aesthetics encompasses a large variety of empirical studies and is best exemplified in psychological inquiries. Analytical and synoptic aesthetics are both philosophical in character. This document is divided into four sections: Historic Ideas of Aesthetic Education, The Aims of Aesthetic Education, Curriculum Design and Validation in Aesthetic Education, and Teaching-Learning in Aesthetic Education. (Author/CK)
Aesthetic concepts and education by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics and criticism in art education; problems in defining, explaining, and evaluating art by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sense of art : a study in aesthetic education by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ralph A. Smith provides a theory of aesthetic education that addresses the need to revitalize the capacity for genuine judgment in society, reaffirm the ideal of excellence in culture, and reorder our thoughts about teaching the arts in schools. The book presents an image of the curriculum as itinerary, preparing the young to traverse the world of art with adroitness and sensitivity."--Publisher's website
Culture and the arts in education : critical essays on shaping human experience by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public policy and the aesthetic interest : critical essays on defining cultural and educational relations( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regaining educational leadership : critical essays on PBTE/CBTE, behavioral objectives, and accountability by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics and arts education( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General knowledge and arts education : an interpretation of E.D. Hirsch's Cultural literacy by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the antecedents of E. D. Hirsch's concerns and discusses his ideas and their significance for an arts education curriculum. This book makes recommendations for a comprehensive, five-phase elementary level through secondary level curriculum, suggesting content for an intensive secondary level curriculum. The volume further addresses the tradition of general knowledge, the reception of Hirsch's "Cultural Literacy" by various groups, contextual knowledge, and multiculturalism. A plan to promote more culturally literate teachers of art concludes the volume. (Rjc)
Soft boundaries : re-visioning the arts and aesthetics in American education by Claire Janice Detels( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excellence II : the continuing quest in art education by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay constitutes a thoughtful tool for art education curriculum design and teaching. It outlines a curriculum for art education, k-12, that attempts to do justice not only to the seriousness and complexity of art but also the demands of schooling and aesthetic learning. It updates developments in the art education field and addresses the topics of multiculturalism and cultural particularism as well as modernism and postmodernism as they relate to art education. The book is organized in 10 chapters: (1) "Excellence, The Continuing Ideal"; (2) "The 1980s' Call for Reform"; (3) "Recent Developments: 1986-1994"; (4) "Aesthetic Experience"; (5) "The Marks of Excellence"; (6) "Elitism and Populism"; (7) "Multiculturalism and Cultural Particularism"; (8) "Modernism and Postmodernism"; (9) "An Excellence Curriculum, k-12"; and (10) "Anticipated Reactions." The book concludes with an Appendix, "Aesthetic Experience," and notes. (Mm)
Readings in discipline-based art education : a literature of educational reform( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This sourcebook ... [includes] 42 chapters by prominent art educators-scholars, practitioners, and researchers. The reader will find an array of DBAE ideas and practice ... guides on artistic and aesthetic development, preservice and inservice for teachers, staff development, and teacher preparation ... chapters examine the functions of museums and the evaluation of museum education programs ... learning outcomes; teaching art history; types of art criticism; issues of gender, and multiculturalism; and the relationship of art education and postmodernism"--Http://www.naea-reston.org/publications-list.html
Discipline-based art education : origins, meaning, and development( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural literacy & arts education by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen experts in the visual arts, literature, music, dance, and theater responded to the arguments of E. D. Hirsch's "Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know", focusing particularily on his alarm at the serious slippage that has occurred in the background knowledge and information prerequisite for effective communication. These authorities addressed two questions: (1) What it means for people to be "literate" (that is, able to understand communications and have relevant experiences) in various art forms? (2) What sorts of context should such individuals bring to their encounters with works in these art forms and what would that imply for arts education? The contributing specialists are E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Harry S. Broudy, Jerrold Levinson, Patti P. Gillespie, Walter H. Clark, Jr., John Adkins Richardson, Francis Sparshott, Clifton Olds, Marcia Muelder Eaton, Ronald Berman, Lucian Krukowski, Michael J. Parsons, and David J. Elliot. (Km)
The new aesthetic curriculum theorists and their astonishing ideas : some critical observations by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetic education today : problems and prospects: proceedings of spring conference of The Institute for the Study of Art in Education, the Ohio State University, May 4-5, 1973 by Ralph Alexander Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discipline-based art education( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Art education : a critical necessity
Alternative Names
Smith, Ralph A. 1929-

Smith, Ralph A. (Ralph Alexander)

Smith, Ralph A. (Ralph Alexander), 1929-

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English (123)

Spanish (1)

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Culture and the arts in education : critical essays on shaping human experiencePublic policy and the aesthetic interest : critical essays on defining cultural and educational relationsAesthetics and arts educationGeneral knowledge and arts education : an interpretation of E.D. Hirsch's Cultural literacySoft boundaries : re-visioning the arts and aesthetics in American educationCultural literacy & arts education