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RE: Re: GPA

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wrapf (wrapf)
Mon, 12 Feb 96 08:43:21 EST


Lorena,

I agree that a rich background in art history, aesthetics, and design could be
a strong foundation for great teaching in those areas. I too, in college had
incredible classes art history classes taught by art historians. But, the
outstanding studio courses that I have had were taught by "artists" who
happened to be gifted teachers as well. However, my bias as I have stated,
is in Secondary school art which is dominated by the studio experience. I
still would prefer hiring a person who shows a high degree of competence in
those studio areas where our need was greatest. To teach high school, at least
in the programs that I have been associated with, I look for a candidate that
possesses a strong background in Art history, appreciation, and aesthetics, but
more importantly the demonstration of the commitment, skills, and talent of an
artist.

I appreciate your feedback. I think different conditions establish different
standards for hiring. I also agree with a comment made today by another
person on the list that having a "contact" within the system, and networking
can be important factors in obtaining a job.

Bill Rapf
Souhegan High School-Art
Amherst, NH


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