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>I am studying college instructors, and am interested in how many college
>instructors are practicing artists. Especially in the area of design
>I am currently looking at whether it is more important to have extensive
>experience in the field, versus strong teaching skills and teaching
>In my school we only hire 'working professionals, and I am often amazed
>at how a great portfolio doesn't mean the person can be a good teacher.
>My concern is trying to train these 'professionals the necessary
>skills to function in a classroom.
>I would be interested in any comments.
>On Tue, 12 Aug 1997
>> I have a question I would like to place before this distinguished group.
>> In your opinion should art teachers be practicing artists? Yes or no? Why or
>> why not?
>> Reatha Wilkins
>> Carolina Forest High School
>> Myrtle Beach, SC
>Amy L Pate
Professor, Art Education
340 Hopkins Hall
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210