James Bequette, Ph.D.

James Bequette’s study of arts education is inspired by 15 years spent teaching in K-12 schools with mostly American Indian students and informed by conceptualizations of culturally responsive arts education theory and practice. His work focuses on the role arts education – when culture based place specific and taught from a critical perspective – can play in improving Native students’ school success and all students’ understanding of colonization’s impact on Indigenous material culture. He also examines state-level education policy relevant to arts teacher licensure and academic standards for visual and media arts.

Bequette holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and has published in leading journals in his field, including Studies in Art Education, Art Education, Visual Arts Research, and Journal of Cultural Research in Arts Education.

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