MAEA Research Commission

Books and Publications

Resource Books

NAEA Publications Recommendations:

  • The Heart of Art Education: Holistic Approaches to Creativity, Integration,  and Transformation, Laurel H. Campbell and Seymour Simmons III, Editors
  • Practice Theory: Seeing the Power of Art Teacher Researchers, Melanie L. Buffington and Sara Wilson McKay, Editors
  • Teaching and Learning Emergent Research Methodologies in Art Education,  Candace Jesse Stout, Editor
  • Reaching and Teaching Students with Special Needs through Art, Beverly Levett Gerber and Doris M. Guay, Editors
  • Why Our High Schools Need The Arts, by Jessica Hoffmann Davis
  • Transforming City Schools through Art: Approaches to Meaningful K-12 Learning, Karen Hutzel, Flávia M. C. Bastos, and Kim Cosier, Editors
  • Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education, Second Edition, by Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, Shirley Veenema, and Kimberly M. Sheridan
  • Matter Matters: Art Education and Material Culture Studies, Paul E. Bolin and Doug Blandy, Editors
  • Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning, Judith M. Burton and Mary Hafeli, Editors


Other Publications about Research and Art and Art education 

Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in the Visual Art by Graeme Sullivan

Research Methods and Methodologies for Art Education, Sharon D. La Pierre (Editor), Enid Zimmeran (Editor)

Arts-Based Research in Education: Foundations for Practice (Inquiry and Pedagogy Across Diverse Contexts Series)

Art for Life: Authentic Instruction in Art, by Tom Anderson and Melody K. Milbrandt 

What Is Research in the Visual Arts?: Obsession, Archive, Encounter, Michael Ann Holly (Editor), Mr. Marquard Smith (Editor)

Arts Based Research, by Tom Barone and Elliot Eisner 

Practice Theory: Seeing the Power of Art Teacher Researchers, By Melanie L. Buffington and Sara Wilson 

a/r/tography: Rendering Self Through Arts-Based Living Inquiry, By Rita L. Irwin, Alex De Cosson, and William F. Pinar