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Re: Lefties

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Sharon Hill (slh2)
Tue, 04 Feb 1997 07:56:15 -0400

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I think it is dangerous to attempt to make gross generalizations about
any type of speciality or characteristic. For every person that "fits
the bill" there will be 2 others that are hampered or siderailed by
such a categorization. (Remember in the 50's and 60's when we were
told that we would never do certain things well if we were left-handed
or "handicapped"?)

This has always been one of the most powerful aspects of art
education; that is, its ability to allow students to create, express,
and perform in their own unique manner. Of course there are always
parameters for quality and excellence. We must be careful in our
effort to understand students' special characteristics that we do not
limit them to those pre-determined definitions.

I have found after 24 years in the business, that the definitions for
specialities and even "handedness" are as nebulous and subjective as
the most current research or "movement". (Ie.; it will change by next
month). Glean what you can, but look to your own observations for the
appropriateness of it all. The important things remain meeting the
needs of all students through quality art education as they move into
the 21st century.

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