It is our great pleasure to welcome everyone at the Fourth International Conference on Arts, Linguistics, and Culture in 2019 (4th ICALC-2019) to commemorate the university anniversary, Arts Education, Graduate Program of Universitas Sebelas Maret. The conference was conducted on November 14th, 2019 at the Alana Hotel and Convention Center, Surakarta, Indonesia, Central Java, Indonesia.
This scientific meeting accommodates Arts Education for the scholars, experts as well as anybody who has interest in researching Arts Education and Culture Studies to share their ideas and findings. The theme of the meeting is “The Improvement of Socio-Cultural Community Life Through Contextual Art Education”. Artistic products may not be the main target, however, by art people can understand and embrace the beauty, impressions, and values of an artwork.
A total of 245 application were received. We carefully reviewed all of them and invited 148 participants to present the paper in Surakarta, Indonesia. All the papers accepted for publication correspond to the conference profile and reflect theoretical and empirical results of independent research projects. At least two experts rigorously reviewed each papers, and the team of editors carefully compiled them into one volume.
We would like to thank the organizing committee and the members of reviewers for their kind assistances in reviewing the papers. We would also like to extend our best gratitude to Rector of Universitas Sebelas Maret, Director Postgraduate School, for the tremendous support. Furthermore, we would like to thank Dr. Surasak Jamnongsan (Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand), Prof. Madya Dr. Humin Jusilin (Universiti Malaysia Sabah), Prof. Dr. Slamet Subiyantoro, M.Si. (Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia), Dr. Mohammed Zefri Ariff Bin Mohammed Zain Ariff (University Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam) as the keynote speakers for their invaluable contribution and ideas shared in the conference.
We are particularly grateful to our staff members, for their enormous support, and to the reviewers, who share their valuable time and expertise to evaluate all manuscripts submitted to this issue.
Prof. Dr. Mulyanto, M.Pd.
Arts Education, Graduate Program,
Universitas Sebelas Maret