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Re: status of art education

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Clair/Lily Kerns (CWKerns)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 16:38:47 -0500

I>Instead of being alarmed by media literacy, this may be a great
>for art education (if it really got behind the technology movement) to
>ensure for itself a place in the curriculum.

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.

Lily Kerns CWKerns