"Ecology Art Education On-Line
Ecology Art Education On-Line: A World Community of Old Trees"
Submitted in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Education in the
Program in Art Education
Department of Art and Arts Professions
School of Education
New York University
Professsor David W. Ecker, Chairperson
Professor John Gilbert
Professor Millard Clements
© 1997 June Julian
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"A World Community of Old Trees" is the research component of
my recently completed doctoral dissertation, Ecology Art Education On-Line.
To my knowledge, it is the first study in the discipline of art education to use
the World Wide Web to transmit and receive data for doctoral research.
First launched on the World Wide Web on February 9, 1996, the project is now almost
two years old. It continues to serve as an open digital space to receive the input of
hundreds of tree enthusiasts from all over the world.
To date, the three major sections of the project, TREE GALLERY, TREE MUSEUM, and
TREE TALK, include well over 100 separate Web pages with contributions of text, imagery,
and digital multimedia from persons of all ages, from 21 states and 18 countries.
My research objective was to examine the potential of the World Wide Web as a medium
of communication and exchange for ecology art education. In the following links, I have
included excerpts from the Introduction and Conclusion chapters of my dissertation.
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