Abstract

Okuyama, Misako
Great Britain
C.100 | Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 11:30 - 12:00, Room C2
Cultural and artistic identities, and informal education
Using some of my research data, I will discuss how it is important for children to learn their cultural values and beliefs, and aesthetics in everyday life. Autobiographies of six culturally diverse female artists show how their cultural and artistic identities were constructed in informal educational settings such as the home environment, community centres and general media coverage. However, informal education has been neglected by researchers and educators. Children learn a lot of things from their lives outside of school and this needs to be addressed. With regard to a discourse of identity politics, it is important to further research informal education to move towards real multicultural societies in the future.
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