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From: Freeland, Susan (FREELAS_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Mar 28 2002 - 07:27:40 PST

"For example," said Goodwin, "about half of our elementary schools have no
art teachers. When children do not master basic visual arts knowledge and
skills in their elementary schooling, it may be caused by the lack of sub
stantive, standards based- art instruction. As a result, students enter
middle, junior and senior high schools with first and second grade art
skills. They become "remedial" art students. Thus students-and their
teachers, play 'catch up' for their remaining years of schooling. Learning
requires sustained effort-studying a subject over time, building on
in a sequential fashion, gaining a historical perspective, and developing a
certain level of subject mastery such as those recommended in state and
curriculum frameworks."

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From: allison []
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 12:38 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk

this is a call from a young and idealistic artist and educator to validate
the importance of visual arts as worthwhile educational pursuit. I need
to get a report together quick and need to approach it from a business
view point with stats and any case studies. If you have anything that
will help prove that studing the arts are worth budget money, please help,
send info to, or reply to this heading on this site.
someday i hope this not to be questioned anymore!