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Re: Christian Art

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Barbara Bridges (maine)
Tue, 12 Mar 1996 05:54:10 -0600 (CST)


To Kate:

For the art specialist, block scheduling can be a boon. Longer
classes..they usually donot put on extra staff so the students are forced
to take what's left (art!! what a way to get them!) However, in the
schools I have observed, block usually lasts for three years when the
first SAT scores come in. Math, Languages and other subjects that do not
respond well to 8 month lapses in instruction make a poor showing. The
danger of block is an illusion,,,the teachers are happy only three preps
(I loved it), the students are happy..no homework , and with only two (or
if they were lucky in the lottery - 3) classes to study for, they are
usually showing the A's so that makes the parents happy. The important
question...are they learning what they need to know? I just finished a
study in a school that was 50% international students and I was alarmed
at how far are students are behind. Well...so much for all the gloom and
doom. If block works for the art curriculum...go for it !!! Make the
most of all the new student contact and introduce them to the way of
art!! Hope to meet you in Frisco.