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RE: [teacherartexchange] Data for art research


From: Deb (surreal70_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 19 2005 - 16:57:54 PDT

I believe that art can produce lots of hard data. It depends how you define what you are looking for. Deb/Kent

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From: Pam [mailto:]


Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 14:40:30 -0700

Subject: [teacherartexchange] Data for art research

Betty:<br><br>From personal experience I can tell you that being persistent pays off. The <br>first thing you must do is get administration on your side.<br><br>I say "from personal experience" because I taught elementary art for many <br>years. My principal was sick to death of testing and he was close to burn <br>out . As luck would have it, I happened to be at the right place at the <br>right time. I was one of the lucky ones who (as a graduate student) <br>participated in the first Getty Institutes.<br><br>The fall following our first training, those of us who had attended the <br>Institute were psyched to teach and this in turn got our principal psyched. <br>He soon saw the benefits of kids learning how to think deeply, to <br>contemplate ideas, and to put forth diverse ideas with supported reasoning. <br>Before too long, our principal was not only an advocate of teaching through <br>the arts, he became a national spokesman. He wrote articles and promoted the
<br>concepts of comprehensive art teaching and interdisciplinary connections.<br><br>One of the first benefits that we saw from this training was that every <br>school in our district soon had full-time art and music teachers.<br><br>The follow-up program to the Institutes was Transforming Education through <br>the Arts Challenge (a national initiative funded by the Getty and the <br>Annenberg Foundation). Here is a link to the results of TETAC and there are <br>some tidbits that your administration might like to see. <br>'transforming%20education%20through%20the%20arts%20challenge%20executive%20summary'<br><br>As you well know, what administrators are used to seeing is data and the <br>arts do not necessarily produced hard data.<br><br>Good luck!<br><br>From Sedona,<br>Pam<br><br>____________________________________________________<br>Join us in June 2006 for Paris, Avignon, and the French Riviera<br>For details,
visit:<br>>____________________________________________________<br>For art teaching resources, professional development, & travel, visit:<br><br>____________________________________________________<br>Pamela G. Stephens, PhD<br>Northern Arizona University<br>Art Education<br>P.O. Box 6020<br>Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6020<br>928.523.2432 (voice mail) 928.523.3333 (fax)<br><br>><br><br><br><br><br>---<br>To unsubscribe go to <br>>

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