Arts Equity: A Praxis-Oriented Tale

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This article advances a multidimensional arts equity theory. It goes beyond simple equity narratives to address material, symbolic, and experiential dimensions of art education as social justice. In her expanded conceptualization of arts equity, the author identifies six guiding principles: distribution, access, participation, effects, recognition, and transformation. Inspired by critical race methodology, the theoretical discussion centers on a familiar teaching tale. This reflexive experiment with form aims to humanize arts equity theory while bringing meaning to the everyday ethical quandaries and sociopolitical ambiguities that all art educators face.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-278
Number of pages12
JournalStudies in Art Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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