- Associate Professor
- Coordinator, Arts in Education Program
- Department of Curriculum and Instruction
- College of Education and Human Development
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.
Articles by James Bequette, Ph.D.
Too often, we think of arts education as a luxury in our schools. As someone who’s studied arts education and student engagement for over two decades, I argue that’s not […]