Exploring the benefits of culturally responsive art learning experience for rural Chinese students

Ning LUO, Tao GUAN

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Abstract

This ethnographic case study explored the benefits associated with culturally responsive art learning experience in a Chinese rural town in the process of urbanisation. The case of this study, Fuchong Art Education Programme (FAEP), provided culturally relevant art activities for primary and secondary rural students who cannot access enriched art programmes in schools. Art studio learning, a summer art camp, an art exhibition, neighbourhood sketching, online teaching, student home visits and teacher meetings were documented and examined over an eight-month period of fieldwork. Semi-structured interviews with the participating students, their teachers and parents and the programme coordinator were conducted to elicit the participants’ perspectives on the FAEP experience, the benefits of participation and the challenges involved in implementing a culturally responsive art programme. The emerging themes included artistic, personal, social and external benefits, which were examined in relation to previous research on the intrinsic and instrumental benefits of art learning and a local understanding of the value of community art engagement in the lives of rural people. The implications offer guidance for promoting culturally responsive art learning in rural settings. Copyright © 2022 National Society for Education in Art and Design and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-208
JournalThe International Journal of Art & Design Education
Volume42
Issue number1
Early online dateDec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

Citation

Luo, N., & Guan, T. (2023). Exploring the benefits of culturally responsive art learning experience for rural Chinese students. The International Journal of Art & Design Education, 42(1), 192-208. https://doi.org/10.1111/jade.12444

Keywords

  • Local culture
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Community art participation
  • Urbanisation
  • Rural Chinese students

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