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dc.contributor.advisorBolin, Paul Erik, 1954-
dc.creatorSmith, Cassie Lynnen
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-24T20:23:23Zen
dc.date.issued2013-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2013en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/21304en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis thesis uses autoethnographic research of the Mexican American art community in Austin, Texas to demonstrate how edgewalkers, people to move between multiple cultural worlds yet retain their own identity, become informal art educators through the process of transculturation. The work describes this cyclical and on-going process that includes curiosity, knowledge gathering, and awareness of self and others and the summation of these elements, which leads to transculturation. For this research, four informal art educators practicing in Austin were interviewed. Each of the collaborators practices art in different media including visual art, curating of exhibitions, performance, and graphic design. The descriptions and analysis of the researcher’s experiences along with those of the informal art educators reveal a third landscape, or an alternative space and identity, where multiple cultural worlds overlap into bicultural, bilingual and/or biconceptual environments. This thesis demonstrates how informal art education, made possible through transcultural experiences, is an effective tool in art education and culturally responsive instruction.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectArt educationen
dc.subjectCommunity-based art educationen
dc.subjectChicanoen
dc.subjectArten
dc.subjectInformal art educatoren
dc.subjectMexican Americanen
dc.subjectAustinen
dc.subjectThird landscapeen
dc.subjectTransculturationen
dc.subjectTexasen
dc.subjectAutoethnographyen
dc.subjectEdgewalkersen
dc.titleMy Chicano education : the importance of edgewalkers to the field of art education.en
dc.date.updated2013-09-24T20:23:23Zen
dc.description.departmentArt Education
thesis.degree.departmentArt Educationen
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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