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Re: Docents

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Teresa Tipton (
Fri, 17 Jan 1997 19:31:03 -0800 (PST)

I helped put together an art docent program for the Bainbridge Island
Public School District and developed the training program for K-8
volunteers. Three biggest challenges were lack of exposure to art;
inconsistent or unreliable volunteers; volunteers only interested in the
program as long as their children were in elementary school. Rewards:
innovative ways of looking at work and talking about art from untrained
perspectives; networking with other "mothers" to support the program;
advocacy on behalf of art programming when cuts were threated, proposed or

Teresa Tipton

On Fri, 17 Jan 1997, Elizabeth Reese wrote:

> Dear friends,
> I guess this one goes out to educators who have had the pleasure
> of working with (volunteer) docents...
> What are your three biggest challenges and three biggest rewards
> from working with docents, especially in terms of docent
> training?
> Elizabeth Reese
> Marcus Fellow