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You bet! With the quality of graphics programs now available, with the new
graphic capabilities of the Net, with multi-media breaking new ground, Art
Education ought to be at the heart of things. It can be a rocky road,
however, and will take some aggressive education of a lot of other people
to accomplish. Our kids are getting computer literacy, let give them some
art literacy in the process.
This story tells it too well: An art teacher (K-!2, I think) told me a
while back, that when their school got their computers, labs, etc, they
scheduled individual training sessions for all the teachers--all except
her. When she complained, they said that when they had the janitors
trained, maybe they could work her in! When I talked to my own principal
about a computer in the art room, she looked at me and said "I wouldn't
count on it." She was right.