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Re: Democracy vs Despotism

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 11:47:25 GMT

Hi Diane. I said in my last post that I was not agreeing with EVERYTHING
you wrote but I do agree that enough has been said of this drawing issue
and your questions and concerns as stated; "Why does Art and Art Education
appear to us to have such a low status? What can we do about it in our own
professional lives on Monday, July 14, 1997?", is very important. I and I
believe most Art teachers here in Iceland and probably everywhere are very
concerned why Art and Art Education appear to have such low status. I donīt
however think I know the answer but would love to hear what people on this
great list think. Is it possible that Art Education on the lower level,I
mean Elementary School, has not been professional enough and therfor not
earned us the respect we want? I think that with teaching more than just
skills(even if they are necessary) we can make Art Education get a higher
status. For example by integrating philosophy and art. And of course I
believe using DBAE is allready lifting Art Education up, at least here.
Education for Art teachers has also been in crisis here at least, but is
changing. And that is of course very important, because it is of course
with better Art teachers that we will improve the status of Art Education.
Enough for now. Thank you Diane for once more bringing up a very important
subject to discuss. I look forward to hear more on this subject. Regards
from the far north, Rosa