Social Research Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-20, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 19 December, 2019 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2020.


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Art education

core definition

Art education includes a range of activities including the education of professional and amateur painters and sculptures, industrial designers, and the education of children.

explanatory context

Up to the twentieth century, art education has tended to define a ‘true’ or ‘great’ style, which all students should attempt to emulate. The twentieth century rejected this academic position. Similarly, reductionism has tended to be abandoned in favour of holistic approaches. Precise and idealised depiction is of less concern than intuitive and expressive representation.

analytical review

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