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“Theorists need to recover the moral impulse at the heart of social theory, and to see themselves, once again, as public educators engaging the issues of the day…social theory can produce ideas that would help create a better world.” (Seidman, 2013, p. 2.)

Seidman, S. (2013). Contested Knowledge: Social Theory Today, 5th ed. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.

Welcome to CSTAE!

It is NOT too late to join/renew membership CSTAE before the convention! The cost is $20.

If you are NOT already a member of NAEA, you will have to join NAEA first, and then join CSTAE at the same time.

If you ARE already a member of NAEA, just go to the NAEA online "store" at http://www.arteducators.org/ and follow these steps:

  • Click "store" on the far righthand edge of the gray-horizontal menu bar
  • A table of several boxes appear below the drop-down menu
  • Click on CSTAE box (the 12th box)
  • Click "If you are a member, click here to login to access this item"
  • Login with your primary email address and password
  • Add CSTAE Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education "subscription" directly your cart and pay the $20 by credit card

Questions? Call NAEA Member Services 800-299-8321 from Monday-Friday, 8:15am-4:30pm ET.

The constitutional mandate of The Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education (CSTAE) is:

  • to promote the use of theoretical concepts from the social sciences, which include, but are not limited to, anthropology, sociology, and political science
  • to study visual culture and the teaching of art
  • to inform art educators about theory and practice in the social sciences, thus acting as a liason between social scientists and art educators
  • to encourage research into the social context of visual culture and teaching art
  • and to develop socially relevant programs for use in the teaching of art


by Dr. Radut