Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Art Education


Art Education

First Advisor

Dr. Pamela G. Taylor


This thesis presents a study of current research on effective teaching strategies in art beyond the European tradition content area of the Advanced Placement Art History (APAH) examination administered by the College Board. Three Advanced Placement Art History teachers participated in this study. Each teacher demonstrated successful and effective strategies in her APAH program. The criteria for selection required that each participant taught the class for three years (2001-4) and their students scored higher than the national average as published by the College Board. Each teacher discussed with the author how they teach the art beyond the European tradition content area. Presented in this study are teaching strategies each participant used in the classroom. Emphasis is placed on effective strategies that ask the students to participate in their learning.


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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

June 2008

Included in

Art Education Commons