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Toku, Masami. "What Is Manga? The influence of pop culture in adolescent art." Art Education 54. (2001): 11–17. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
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BibTeX citation key: Toku2001
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Categories: General
Keywords: Didactics, Japan, Manga
Creators: Toku
Collection: Art Education
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One of the major problems facing art education is the loss of children’s interest in art as they get older. This loss of interest maybe due to internal struggles of adolescence or to external stresses, oftentimes in the art classroom itself. Artistic developmental theories explain this loss of interest in art as a universal, cross-cultural tendency. However, recent research (Toku 1998, 2000; Wilson, 1997, 1999, 2000) has suggested that Japanese children may be an exception to this tendency. Throughout adolescence Japanese children tend to continue to acquire skills to express visual narratives in the form of comics, or manga (pronounced “mahngah”). This brings up an important question for art educators: How can this interest in comic books be utilized as a teaching tool in Japan or even extended to countries like the United States?
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