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