Resource Review: Art, the Human Career, and Aesthetic Education

* I most likely will not be using this resource for my paper.


Date You Found the Resource: 2/20/2013

Type (category) of Resource: Article in Educational Journal

Title of Resource: Art, the Human Career, and Aesthetic Education

Author: Ralph A. Smith

Editor: Unknown

Publisher and Place of Publication: University of Illinois Press

Owner or Webmaster: JSTOR/Journal of Aesthetic Education

Date of Publication, Copyright, or Web Post: 1980

Medium of Publication: Online Article (PDF)

Name of Library: ECU Library Database

Name of Database or Search Engine Used: ”    ”


Summary (Main point and key ideas): This article seems to be about defining aesthetics and the importance of art in relation to culture.

Usefulness: I am not sure how useful this resource will be to me.

Source Location: Internet URL

Credibility: The author is Ralph A. Smith. He is (was?) a Professor of Cultural and Educational Policy at the University of Illinois. He was the editor of the journal this article was published in, and the executive secretary of the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education. The article was written to inform. I believe his audience was his peers and students, and as such, is written in a very academic manner.

Response: At this time, I am not sure if this source will answer my research question.

Response:  This resource is outdated compared to my other resources.

Validity: The resource is logical, although the approach and content does not seem to be as relevant to my branch of research.


About Phoebs

Phoebs is a Fine Arts student pursuing an Honors degree in Illustration.
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