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Re: Good Art Education Programs

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ARTISOK
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 08:30:20 EST


Several folks have conveyed interest in learning of a "good" school
to receive art education accreditation.....

I graduated from USC ( University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC )
with a M.A.T. degree in art education in 1993. I teach art at a local
elementary school , A.C. Moore Elementary School.

USC Art Education Department has Dr. Phillip Dunn on staff -
He received the 1999 National Art Educator of the Year Award at the DC NAEA
Conference. He also studied in California with Eisner some
years ago. Dr Dunn has several publications currently available
in your NAEA Art Studies Journal and other NAEA publications.

Dr Cynthia Colbert is another professor in the department who is a
nationally recognized arts education professor -
She has co-authored a number of books that many school districts
currently use in their arts curriculum ; ie. The Discover Art Book Series.
She is currently completing another book ( due out summer '99 )
to illustrate arts education integration ( benefits and applications )
across the academic curriculum.

South Carolina has many wonderful arts advocates and educators.
We also have to our credit MacArthur Goodwin. Mr. Goodwin is
currently on the ballot for the President of the NAEA. I have not
heard if he has actually received the honor.
He works at the South Carolina State Department of Education and is
a true arts advocate - He works with the Target 2000 arts grants
program and also has publications available through the NAEA.

We have a beautiful, new Columbia Museum of Art with a wonderful
children's education program that works directly with local art
teachers and their students, as well as, offering additional art
education classes available for youth.
Christine Minkler is the Education Director for the CMof A and she also
is the new president of the South Carolina Art Education Assocaition.

South Carolina may have ( perceived or actual ) problems in other
areas... but the arts are thriving and growing with a strong group
of dedicated people supporting the arts.
LaDonna Dixon
(artisok)