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K/8 CORE CURRICULUM IN A NEW KEY!

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Robert Beeching (robprod)
Fri, 26 Dec 1997 23:26:14 -0800

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During the past month, posts have included everything but "art
instruction." Using art is not the same as Teaching Art "principles and
elements" of design, as the last NAEA post indicated. Until the "art
specialist" is back at the elementary school site, most classroom
teachers need specific plans of action in order to save visual arts
programs from being wiped out in lieu of expensive computer
labs,.i.e.San Francisco and Denver.

For those searching for a "core" curriculum base with a nine month
course of study for grades K/8 with a built-in evaluation and grading
format; budget and supply schedule, one has been around for 30 years!
The trouble is, it was produced out of its time - until now - "dtek"
(design technology video series).

In order to break the "art project" syndrome, one must have a solid
curriculum base to offer the administration which has a nine month
schedule of course content with a built-in order of continuity.
Otherwise, most administrators, cohorts, and community members will
continue to view visual arts as nothing more than a decorative "adjunct"
to other subject fields.

SEE: <http://members.tripod.com/~robprod/index.html>

HAPPY NEW YEAR all you provocateurs!
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MZ


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