Sandra! I would like to say hurrah to your description of the big pictur,
the question asked by Numo Jager: >What are we teaching in terms of the BIG picture? What do you all see the >big picture as?
I so much agree with you and especially the very importance of
this: > While I want to see the arts have high standards, I also am proud to be >associated with an area of study in which the act of creating (or >performing, etc.) and the sense of personal accomplishment is what is most >valuable, not necessarily the product. The attitudes and qualities that >participation in the arts develops are essential to life-long learning, >productivitiy, and personal happiness!>
I sometimes wonder if we all think about the very importance of this often
enough and the fact that no other subject can do this as well as the arts.
I think we need to stress that factor at all times. Regards, Rosa