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Re: art teacher training

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James Thompson (Artpad)
Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:53:16 -0500

I once read (misplaced source) that only 3 percent of the studio art
education majors move onto successful careers in education. Can anyone tell
me why? My European trained professor quit the business with a comment that
art is not taken seriously here in the US by the schools nor the students.

-----Original Message-----
From: Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D. <dg09>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, January 08, 1998 2:23 AM
Subject: art teacher training

>Dear All:
>It has been some time since I have responded or posted to the list. I have
>enjoyed lurking in the background these last several months. This latest
>thread on art teacher preparation has aroused my interest; I suppose it is
>because I teach art education at the university level.
>I have one question to ask the list and how you may choose to answer the
>list may help us all illuminate some possible ways to improve upon the
>education of art teachers. That one question is: Who is responsible for
>educating the art teacher?
>Briefly, I believe it must be a collaborative responsibility between the
>K-12 schools, the university and the community. We really are
>interdependent and any solution to any perceived problems of art teacher
>education should be approached with this in mind.
>Therefore, K-12 art teachers, the art education professional associations,
>colleges and universities, parents, children and people in communities
>throughout the United States should be working together to find a solution.
>It is not solely the responsibility of the university to train art
>teachers. It is everyone's responsibility.
>Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D.
>Associate Professor of Art Education
>Department of Art and Design
>Southwest Texas State University
>San Marcos, Texas 78666
>dg09 (university e-mail in San Marcos)
>dianegregory (home e-mail in Austin)