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Re: art teacher training

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Thu, 8 Jan 1998 06:16:19 -0500 (EST)

Of course, you are right! We no longer live in a small community and the
"global" approach to education makes much more sense in preparing teachers to
teach. I'd like to see "much" more dissecting and handson experiences in
teaching the elements and principles of art at the "teacher training level".
I think it was just assumed we all knew that by college and it wasn't
touched on that much. Of course, on the job training is a great teacher.
The amount of resources we have available is much better than it was ten
years ago. I think more teachers are probably writing textbooks, assembling
and publishing teaching resource materials, etc. I seem to spend much less
time "gathering" materials from magazines, etc. than I did when I began
because there is so much available. I also like to continue my education by
taking seminars and workshops with professional artists. There is so much to
be learned from someone who has expertise in a particular area.

I think the DBAE approach to art ed makes the most sense in that it covers
all areas of producing and appreciating the visual arts. It works for me.

Have a creative and fruitful New Year!

Judie J