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Re: teaching art education methods in college...(long)

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Tue, 2 Feb 1999 16:48:04 EST

Bunki, Sarah, and All,
Things have changes in some places in terms of methods classes. I graduated
last year from Meredith College, in Raleigh, N.C. I took a method course for
each level; elementary, middle, and high school. I was required to teach not
only in the normal classroom, but also in a self contained classroom, home
school setting, and a classroom for the hearing impaired. These requirements
were just the tip of the iceberg for these classes. I also had to do a public
service project, (such as making signs/games for an event on campus), tons of
reading, tons of research papers on topics that related to the method's level
I was learning, and special topic research, (such as reading and outlining
Health Hazards in the Art Room). The classes that I took were crammed full of
info and experiences too. I regularly went to museums, artists lectures, and
art studios. I also had to do 10 hours of observation of art teachers and
their class in the level being studied, I then wrote up the experiences. As
you can see I really worked hard, but I learned tons! That's why the
professor, Dr. Rebecca Bailey is so highly thought of and is our president
elect of NCAEA!!! I personally can't thank her enough!