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Re: NYT cuts the arts & general questions


From: dawn stien (dawnstien_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 25 2003 - 16:22:06 PDT

Thanks for clarifying - I know that being a visual
arts supervisor is a hard job these days. I know of
one who consistantly refers to Miltiple Intelligence
Theory when advocating the art program; mine pushes
making the visual arts visible.

--- wrote:
> Dawn,
> What I am concerned about in our district is the
> devaluation of the Arts
> specialists (visual arts, music, drama) by our
> biggest advocate thinking that by
> integrating the arts will save them. It will not
> save them; at best it will
> water them down. The general classroom teacher does
> not have the time and for the
> most part the training to truly integrate much less
> teach the arts for their
> own sake. Especially without $ or other support.
> Susan In OR

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