Document Type

Article

Original Publication Date

2009

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education

Volume

27

First Page

33

Last Page

41

Comments

Used by permission of the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education.

Date of Submission

November 2014

Abstract

Through a review of current events, contemporary ideas on multicultural education, and the art of Kehinde Wiley, this article argues that using the work of contemporary artists is one way to introduce pre-service teachers to the complex issues of multiculturalism, race, and culture in contemporary society. By learning about contemporary artists whose work overtly relates to race and culture, pre-service teachers may become more comfortable with the realities of the multicultural schools they encounter throughout their careers. Additionally, the article introduces portraiture methodology as a means of understanding interactions in university classrooms, especially as they relate to pre-service teacher education. Thus, this article explores the roots of cultural violence through the lens of multicultural education and pre-service teacher education.

Rights

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VCU Art Education Publications