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Re: Discipline Based Art Education?

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Andrea Dunmire (artshui)
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 08:52:44 EST


D.Lakey wrote:
>I'm a preservice teacher and as a soon to be teacher, my instructors are
>singing the praises of DBAE. I choose to withhold my opinions of DBAE until
>I had a chance to gather information from those that would really
>understand. Any opinions?

I have been teaching for 22 years and, in my opinion, it is the best thing
that has happened to visual arts education. It has given it credibility and
substance- no more arts and crafts in my curriculum!

There is lots of information on the subject that you could read. My
experience was the best though. When I was hired, this district had no
curriculum. The existing art specialists told me to go to the art closet,
choose a medium, and teach a lesson on the use of that medium. Even with no
training in DBAE, I was stunned. I always knew that there had to be a
better way to do it and now there is.
I love it. It has given me something to be excited about and has had the
added benefit of gaining more respect for the visual arts program and for
what I do.

Andrea in Pa.
- to contact me directly use artshui

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