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Art, Culture and Ethniccity, The National Art Education Association, ed.
Bernard Young, 1990 ISBN 0-937652-54-7
On Sun, 25 Feb 1996 ahlvin wrote:
> I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON TEACHING ART TO INNER CITY STUDENTS AND
> STUDENTS OF COLOR.
> I am currently teaching art at an "inner city" elementary school and finding
> it difficult to know what interests my students. My students are wonderful
> and imaginative, however, they are often afraid to try and the words "I
> CAN'T DO IT!" are much too common. Part of the problem is that most of my
> students have extremely low self-esteems.
> If you could suggests books that address this issue that would be great or...
> - motivational techniques
> - lesson ideas
> - ideas on how to elliminate the "I can't!" syndrome
> I am currently using artists of color as inspiration, but that only seems to
> excite a small percentage of my students.
> I teach multicultural lessons (traditional arts from around the world), but
> students don't seem to relate it to themselves.
> I have also asked students what they would like to study or do...but the
> response is minimal (I have an idea box on my desk).
> Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.