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Re: Clinton's Comments (fwd)

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Sat, 8 Feb 1997 07:19:26 -0500

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What we are talking about here is the assessment for accomplished art
teachers, within a plan by the National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards, to embrace all curricular areas and levels for certification.
The teacher to gain this certification goes through an assessment
process of putting together a teaching portfolio. I am very impressed
by the standards written for this assessment in Art specifically called,
"Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/ Art" (ages 11+ 18).
Furthermore, I thank the art education professionals at the national
level who put in the time and committment, in not only writing these
standards and designing the portfolio, but who made this possible for
art educators. FOR ONCE art educators are in at the ground level on
something, within the whole domain of an educational reform. I believe
our category is only one of seven current certifications available. I
believe that gaining this certification will provide MUCH deserved
dignity and credibility to art education. The standards are solid and
reflect what we do as qualified art education professionals. Each
portfolio has the potential to be as different as their are individuals,
and will be assessed by our peers...other art teachers, who have gone
through this process and have achieved this certification. Therefore it
will provide a great document collectively of how art educators serve
our culture within a pluralistic and democratic society, as we all have
very different teaching situations and diverse student clientele. Our
portfolio embraces the foundation of disciplined based art education
tenets. Last, but not least I thank Getty for the funding to make this
possible for Secondary Art Educators. I have been asked to ask...and
when will this certification be available to Elementary Art Educators?
Fred- Thank you for commenting. I have been very surprised not to see
any discussion on this within this listserv. National Board
certification iin Art, is not a National Art Test. It is an assessment
process through portfolio. Best Wishes to all now heavily embarking on
this assessment process. Our portfolios are due in May!!! .....better
go work on it!!!

Yours in Art & Life,
Betti L.

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