>Rosa, >I agree with Diane's comment on celebrating similarities instead of differences >too. Living in south Texas allows for us to celebrate a lot of ethnic >differences. I wish art teachers didn't make judgements on art in that degree >either but please know that is not the planet we live on. The cultural >differences and backgrounds must be approached with care in public schools >because a great many cultures have strong Christian backgrounds and we (the art >teachers) must tread lightly as not to offend Muslim, Indian, etc. That's >really all I wanted to say. These things are very important for students to >truly understand where the art comes from. We just have to be careful. At >least we do down here. >Kasi >
I am not sure I quite understand you Kasi. I only said:<that I really hope no
art teachers <make judgements about one work being better than another>.
And I do indeed hope we all learn from this discussion to respect the
cultures of other people (indiginous and non indiginous) and teach about
their art and culture with respect and not ignoring the cultural context.>
Therefor I donīt understand that if we do treat all cultures with the same
respect why do we have to "tread lightly". And what is it that you just
have to be careful about down there?