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Ruthe Blalock Jones: Native American artist and educator


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The focus of the study concerns life experiences of Ruthe Blalock Jones, a Native American woman who is an artist and educator, and how examining her life stories provides insights for improving teaching about Native American art and cultures in art education in the United States. This case study of the life stories of Jones, who was raised in traditions of the Native American Church and was a daughter of a Roadman, brings to art education two Native American voices; that of a Native American researcher and a Native American research participant. The methodological framework was derived from the writings of indigenous and feminist scholars. Data collection consisted mainly of informal, unstructured interviews augmented by observation and textual materials. Jones' work can be considered as an intersection of religion, tradition, identity, and contemporary art. This study supports previous findings in regards to culturally compatible teaching practices for Native American students, and the importance of Native peoples in asserting ownership to cultural knowledge. This study strengths the case for understanding and respecting the strategy of privacy for protecting cultural knowledge. The study aims to counter negative cultural mediation and provide information that art educators can use to teach meaningfully about Native American peoples, cultures and art forms.

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Subject
Art education;
Bilingual education;
Multicultural education;
Womens studies;
Native Americans;
Native studies;
Biographies;
Art history
Classification
0273: Art education
0282: Bilingual education
0282: Multicultural education
0453: Womens studies
0740: Native Americans
0740: Native studies
0304: Biographies
0377: Art history
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; Education; Artist; Educator; Jones, Ruthe Blalock; Native American
Title
Ruthe Blalock Jones: Native American artist and educator
Author
Eldridge, Laurie A.
Number of pages
239
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0093
Source
DAI-A 67/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542850042
Advisor
Zimmerman, Enid
University/institution
Indiana University
University location
United States -- Indiana
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3232583
ProQuest document ID
305333196
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305333196
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