Selected Presentations

 

 

"Aesthetic Inquiry, a New Basic," panelist, FATE session, annual meeting of the College Art Association, New York, New York, February 25, 1982.

"Developmental Theories: What Do They Say To The Art Educator?" presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, April 3, 1982.

 

"The Integrations of the Arts Through Aesthetic Inquiry," keynote address, Arts Curriculum Institute for Canadian leaders in the arts and art education, University of British, Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, July II, 1982.

Chairman, annual meeting of the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education, New York, New York, April 3, 1982.

 

"Robert Job's Rediscovery of Wootz Steel," presented at the Fall Meeting of the Tools and Trades Society of New York, New York, New York, September 22, 1982.

 

"Art in the Mainstream: People and Events," Super-session speaker, National art Education Association Conference, Detroit, Michigan, March 28,1983.

 

''The Bladesmith's Art: Documenting a Living Tradition," presented at the annual conference of the Art Library Society of North America (ARLISINA) February 14, 1984.

 

'The Concept of the Artist/researcher," presented at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, February 19, 1984.

 

"Living Traditions of Art," presented at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, February 20, 1984.

Organized and chaired first meeting of special interest group on traditional arts, National Art Education Association Conference, Miami, Florida, April·'2J.1984.

 

Lowenfeld Lecture, 'The Possibility of a Multicultural Art Education," presented at the National Art Education Association Twenty Sixth Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 5, 1986.

 

"Aesthetics As Inquiry," presented at the conference, Aesthetics In Education: The Missing Dimension, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, May 16, 1986.

 

"If Clay is the Answer, What is the Question," presented at the New York University Symposium, ''The Case for Clay in Secondary Art Education," New York, January 28, 1988.

 

''Toward a Reflexive Multicultural Aesthetics," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education, Kansas City, Missouri, April 4, 1990.

 

"The Plexus Black Box as a Multicultural Data Bank, panelist, Plexus Black Box, First International Plexus Forum, Teatro Ridotto del Colosseo, Rome, Italy, July 2, 1990.

 

"Proposal for a General Survey of the Traditional Arts of Sardinia'" panelist, Museum of Archeology, Villanovaforru, Sardinia, July 5, 1990.

 

"Toward a Reflexive Multicultural Aesthetics," presented at the General Session III, 22nd Annual Arts-In-Education Conference, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, New York, July 19, 1990.

 

"Qualitative Evaluation in the Arts", presented at Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, January 7, 1991.

 

"Living Traditions in Art and the Artist-Researcher," Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, January 9, 1991.

 

"Making Books in Schools: An Exhibition of Student Bookbindings from the Dalton School & The Green Meadow Waldorf School," panelist, The Milbank Memorial Library, T.c., Columbia University, March 12, 1991.

 

"Portraying 'The Other': A Reflexive Approach to the Arts and Cultural Identity," Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, March 20, 1991.

 

"Understanding the Arts of Another Culture: A Methodological Constraint and Proposed Resolution," presented at the United States Society for Education in Art (US SEA) conference, Columbus, Ohio, September 14-16, 1991.

 

"Prospects for Cooperative Research and Development in Arts Education," presented at the third annual South Carolina Higher Education Forum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, January 24, 1992.

 

Ecker, D.W. "New Directions for Art and Art Criticism from a Multicultural Perspective," paper delivered at Crossings. Alignments. Territories. The First National

 

Symposium on Criticism in Craft Arts, N.Y.U. April 1992.

 

Opening Remarks: "Cultural navigation," as Coordinator of the 1992 Christopher Columbus Consortium, Columbus Reconciliation Forum: The Well-Being in the XXI Century, Carloforte, Sardinia, Italy, October 9, 1992 ..• - .••.

 

"Cultural Navigation," presented at The Columbus Reconciliation Forum on "The Well-Being in the XXIst Century," Caloforete, Sardinia, Italy, October 9-11, 1992.

 

"The Arts, Cultural Identity, and Social Well-Being," panelist, Human Rights Day, organized by Hon. Dennis de Leon, Human Rights Commissioner, City Hall, New York, December 10, 1992.

 

"Forging a Community-Based Art education," presented to the Council for Policy in Art Education, Chicago, Illinois, March 31,1993.

 

Represented the Commission on Experimental Aesthetics, School of Education, at the second departmental international forum "Navigating Global Cultures: Strategies for Well-Being in the XXI Century,"University of Cagliari, Sardinia, December IS, 1995. A consortium was established with four working groups.

 

"Hoyt Sherman: Recollections of An Artist-Researcher" (with Stanley S. Madeja), Wexner Art Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, October 5, 1995, on the occasion of the Sherman Exhibition. See publication quoting extensively from Ecker, Madeja research.

 

Presentation at mini-conference on the cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural arts education and technology project, sponsored by the Commission on Experimental Aesthetics, School of Education, New York University, February 23,1996.

 

'The Problem with Privileged Discourse In Navigating Global Cultures," prepared for Information Technology discussion, Council for Policy Studies in Art Education, San Francisco, March 21, 1996.

 

Represented the Commission on Experimental Aesthetics, School of Education, at the second departmental international forum "Navigating Global Cultures: Strategies for Well-Being in the XXI Century," University of Cagliari, Sardinia, December 15, 1995. A consortium was established with four working groups.

 

Presentation at mini-conference on the cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural arts education and technology project, sponsored by the Commission on Experimental Aesthetics, School of Education, New York University, February 23,1996.

 

"The Problem with Privileged Discourse In Navigating Global Cultures," prepared for Information Technology discussion, Council for Policy Studies in Art Education, San Francisco, March 21, 1996.