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From: Robert Beeching=20
To: maryann artsednet=20
Sent: Friday, June 25, 1999 10:25 AM
Subject: RE: INSEA/2000 MANDATE
RE: "The International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA) 30th =
Congress will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,=20
Queensland, Australia, from 21-26 September 1999, and promises to be a=20
significant world-wide art education event. The aim of the congress is =
promote worldwide cooperation in the exchange of ideas and cultural=20
contributions in the visual arts."
Since INSEA/66 Prague (over thirty years ago) where the who's who of =
the art education world met, nothing appreciably has changed on the =
world art education scene. As the United Nations, it is a nice place to =
As with most participating countries, visual arts are cast in the =
traditional art history mode of the French Academy style of =
presentation. At the elementary level (after 30 years of conferencing) =
little has changed in the area of introducing instruction in: Drawing, =
Painting, and Construction at either the conference, or at the =
elemenatary classroom levels of instruction.
Let us hope that INSEA/2000 will develop a Position Paper that =
states: "The children of the world are to be provided a sequential =
art-based core curriculum in order that they may learn (more =
effectively) how to draw, paint, and to consruct, as they are currently =
taught to read, write, and to compute."
Without this mandate, art education will remain the provence of =
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