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kate's masters project

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Tue, 13 Feb 1996 08:06:16 -0400 (EDT)

I am working on my masters project while teaching pre-K through eighth grade art at a private Catholic school in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio. My intention for my masters project is to research and survey the attitiudes of regular elementary classroom teachers toward the "special" subjects areas of art, music, and physical education. I have previously taught in a public middle school, where the other teachers' prep time was not dependent on my teaching schedule. I felt as though I was regarded by my colleagues as their equal, as a professional.

After having taught at an elementary school for the past few years, I have felt like many teachers perceive me merely as a "baby-sitter," if you will. I have spoken with many other elementary art, music, and p.e. teachers who feel the same as I do. Which is the reason why I want to pursue this study for my masters project...
My concern now is that I am having extreme difficulty in finding any previous research and/or articles on the subject (which I would say can be categorized by "professionalism" or "advocacy/support for the arts"). Does anyone know of any resource or publication or person that may be of some assistance to me? I appreciate any help anyone can offer me! Also, has anyone else found themselves in a situation that is similar to the one I have described? How have you dealt with it/coped? Also, anyone who has contact with other art, music, and p.e. teacher--please ask them if they may know of any resources through their professional organizations.

Thank you for your replies to Kate at NPSTCHARLES

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