The Japanese journal of animation studies
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A Historical Survey of Animation Subjects in School Textbooks of Drawing and Manual Arts in Elementary Education in Japan.
Taruto FUYAMA
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2018 Volume 19 Issue 2 Pages 27-38

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The major aim of this study is to compile knowledge about animation education in primary education, and in this paper I surveyed how animation subjects were treated in school textbooks for drawing and manual arts in elementary education in Japan. In total I surveyed 677 textbooks published from 1955 to 2015 and identified 25 animation subjects, which I divided into four periods of time for comparison. This diachronic research reveals the origin and the changes of the animation subject in the field. In addition, I found two aspects of educational meaning for animation subjects in the context of drawing and manual arts, namely “education for visual communications” and “experiential education.”

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