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Re: CELEBRATING PLURALISM

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Terry Barrett (barrett.8)
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 10:35:04 -0500

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>Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 10:34:09 -0500
>To:JANN M GALLAGHER <JMG.us>
>From:barrett.8 (Terry Barrett)
>Subject:Re: CELEBRATING PLURALISM
>Cc:net
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>Jann,
>This is quite a challenge to what I am saying.
>I don't have many answers,
>and am posing questions that I find very perplexing.
>I am opposed to a shallow, lets-all-be-happy,
>hands-around-the world-PepsiCola-multiculturalism.
>I certianly want to promote tolerance and respect for some cultural
>differences.
>I certainly want to teach and learn about different cultures.
>Some cultures practice some things that are abhorrent and
>I don't think we should naively embrace all cultures as being all good.
>I think to do so is to miseducate.
>I am not sure, though, about how or when or to whom to teach about human abuse,
>but I think we have to face it.
>Education, including art education, is a value enterprise.
>I think some (cultural) practices are simply wrong and ought to be condemned.
>Thanks for responding.
>Terry
>
>>>To: barrett.8 (Terry Barrett)
>>>From: JANN M GALLAGHER <JMG.US>
>>>Subject: Re: CELEBRATING PLURALISM
>>>
>>>Egads! Terry Barrett! What are you saying? That we can't engage in
>>multicultural education unless we turn over every rock in a culture's
>>foundation? Are you saying that we should use art to right the wrongs of a
>>culture? explore and expose?
>>>
>>>
>>>Jann Gallagher
>>>
>>---------------------
>>Jann M Gallagher
>>Euclid City Schools
>>jmg.us
>

Terry Barrett
Professor, Art Education
340 Hopkins Hall
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
614.292.4741
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