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Catching them young: The experiences of children art instructors in Nigeria

Opoko, Pearl and Nwade, Jaachinma (2014) Catching them young: The experiences of children art instructors in Nigeria. Global Journal of Arts Education, 04 (2). pp. 56-60.

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Literature shows that art plays a vital role in the wholesome development of children. Aside from providing opportunity for playful fun, art provides opportunity for the nurturing of creative talents and potentials of children while enabling them to create and appreciate beauty. Teaching of art in Nigerian primary and secondary schools is increasingly gaining popularity. However, unlike the more theoretical subjects, which have more established and standardised pedagogic tradition, the teaching of art appears to be left to the discretion of the instructors. Using mainly interviews, this paper documents the teaching experiences of art instructors in selected junior secondary schools in Lagos, Nigeria, focusing mainly on their pedagogic styles, challenges encountered and prospects of art education in Nigerian schools.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: arts education, children education, instructor, Nigeria
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2015 12:14
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2015 12:14

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