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Penn State Art Education Well-Represented at International Conference

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Alphonso Grant and Amy Bloom

Seven graduate students and two faculty members represented the Penn State Art Education program at the 14th annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference held November 6-9 in New Orleans. The international conference draws attendees primarily from the United States and Canada. Chapters by two current Art Education graduate students, Amy Bloom and Alphonso Grant, appeared in the annual edited book composed of submissions from presentations at the 2012 conference. Each year the Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference presents the James T. Sears Award to the top graduate student chapter published in the book. Alphonso Grant received honorable mention for his chapter in the 2012 conference book.

 
Alphonso Walter Grant (2013). A curricular exploration of The Boondocks for art education: A philosophical interpretation of black visual culture through the critical lens of double consciousness. In (Espinosa-Dulanto, M. E., Humpal, D. L., Pitre, L., and Santana, J. S., Eds.), Liminal Spaces and Call for Praxis(ing) (pp. 39-59). Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing.
 
Amy Albert Bloom (2013). We are careful not to make too much noise: An infomercial disruption (pp. 107-115). In (Espinosa-Dulanto, M. E., Humpal, D. L., Pitre, L., and Santana, J. S., Eds.), Liminal Spaces and Call for Praxis(ing) (pp. 39-59). Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing.
 
 
The 2013 conference presentations included:
 
Sarah Abu Bakr (Ph.D. student), "Dis/placed bodies: Performance as Embodied Pedagogy in Places of Conflict"
 
Amy Bloom (Ph.D. candidate), "Questioning the Aesthetics of Grading."
 
B. Stephen Carpenter II (professor of art education) and Lillian Lewis (Ph.D. candidate), "A Public Intervention/Performance by Potters Water Action Group and Reservoir Studio"
 
Ju-Chun Cheng (Ph.D. candidate), "The Multi-Spatial Pedagogies of the Mattress Factory Art Museum"
 
Alphonso Grant (Ph.D. student), "A Curricular Exploration in Black Visual Culture: A Philosophical Theoretical Examination of the Image of the Black Male Through the Paired Dimension-Thread Lenses of Double Consciousness and Visual Culture"
 
Alphonso Grant (Ph.D. student), Jessica Baker-Kee (Ph.D. student), and B. Stephen Carpenter II (professor of art education), "Curriculum, Race and Representation in Undergraduate Art Education Programs: A Comparative Analysis"
 
Jessica Baker-Kee (Ph.D. student), "The Haunted Curriculum: Memory, Pedagogy and Trauma"
 
Christine Thompson (professor of art education), "Talking Back: The Educational Romantics of the 60s and the Crises of the Moment," with Daniel Thompson (Penn State) and Kristine Sunday (Penn State)
 
Natalia Pilato (Ph.D. candidate), "Beyond the Classroom Walls"