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Re: Creative Arts in Learning

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Mon, 25 Jan 1999 05:54:46 EST

Yes, it is a mystery as to why the schools talk so much about Gardner and
other logical changes but they don't actually do it. Sometimes it seems that
we the art teachers are the only ones capable of innovation. Of course, we
have to remember that the "academic" world has labeled the hands-on teaching
and learning that we do as "vocational" or "playing" for far too long perhaps
to be able to accept it as authentic teaching and learning. We have parents
who actually say that their children don't need "vocational" or "career"
courses because their children are going to college. I don't know. You tell me
the logic.
It is wonderful to see Dewey regaining some recognition. I have always been a
faithful fan of his. But, you know, I actually had someone a few years ago
poopoo him and his contribution as being outdated. I think the problem is that
we have far too many people in education capable of only one line of thought
at the time.