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Lesson Plans

Re: art curriculums

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Leon R. Nuell (lrnuell)
Tue, 13 Feb 1996 10:25:29 -0600 (CST)

In particular, new teachers need a curricular framework. Reason: there
is a whole lot of important stuff out there. Structure is an advantage
is such cases. Experienced teachers often (but not always) have what
might be called "curricular maturity" and are able to develop programs
that serve the needs of various populations in a rather more flexible way.

Teachers whose students feed into other schools should work from a
general curriculum to ensure that the receiving program/teacher has a
reasonably coherent (homogeneous) group with whom to work.

On Mon, 12 Feb 1996, Kristin Todd wrote:

> I have recently read that there are two very different attitudes
> toward having set curriculums in art. Many people expressed the opinion
> that they felt that a specific syllabus would take away there freedom to
> develop a curriculum geared toward individual groups and would hinder
> learning in some way, others felt that having a set of guidelines would
> help define specific subjects that certain grade levels would cover, this
> would then make it easier to assess what level each age group should be at
> and what subject matter they are or are not ready for. I'd like to here
> how all of you feel about this.
> Kristin Todd
> SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam NY