The Art of Portraiture: An Urban School Art Teacher’s Use of Art as Creative Resistance

  • Cleveland HayesEmail author
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The ideas and origins of critical pedagogy have spawned unique perspectives and contributions that other scholars, in different disciplines, have now incorporated in developing modernized approaches to critical pedagogy. Because resistance is a form of negotiation directed toward school-based hegemony, this chapter will illustrate one critical art teacher’s ability to use art as a form of negotiation to challenge the limitations faced by urban students. Critical art educators, like Dr. Gee, who will be discussed in this chapter, need to show a commitment to developing a critical awareness, in order to expose and challenge socioeconomic constructs and discuss oppressive structures of power that affects students of color.


Funds of knowledge Critical race theory Art education Latino male teachers Urban education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University School of EducationIndianapolisUSA

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  • Aletha M. Harven
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  1. 1.Department of Psychology and Child DevelopmentCalifornia State University, StanislausTurlockUSA

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