The big picture was that snowball from Vermont!! The real
questions we face in today's society as artist/art educators is how to
reform the public schools image of what we teach. The issue of multi-
intelligences specically in schools approaches to assessment within the
hierarchy core subjects is evident. I have the report cards from all the
area schools across New York State on the net and no where are the arts
listed. They may have the stats but they don't publicly listthem in any
of the reports I have seen.
We all know what school systems are faced with,the quantification of
intelligence for tax dollars and the more programs they offer and show
need for the more the school gets.I believe that discipline based art edu-
cation and Inquiry based will help greatly in how we are assessing and how
we as art teachers help students learn.The problem is intrinsic to our sub-
ject area how do we diagnose ,test this evasive place called Creativity?
What does it do for all the students it enriches in the school from the art
shows to the concerts and drama plays.
Yahoo has some really good sites to visit on Howard Gardner the reform
educator that discusses multi- intelligences from Havard.Also theres a really
great response letter from Thomas A Sabo at http://www.ed.psu edu/dept/-
ae-insys/esd/Gardner/ REACTION/IS MULTIPLE.html .