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Re: different philosophy

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Sat, 7 Mar 1998 16:57:03 -0500

Try to understand and accept that your colleague is coming to art ed'
from a different perspective than your own. It probably is how she was
trained as an art educator. I have seen this alot among our more
experienced art educators that have not kept up with the changes or
paradigm shifts in art education. Especially if they do not participate
in art education association staff development, etc. It is difficult
without being insulting that their approach needs advancing, especially
when most administrators do not comphrehend the aims of a DBAE
curriculum. It usually seems that all is well in the art classroom if
the making of art is happening and the products of such are readily
seen. Try not to be too perplexed but just understand you are in a
different place, through your approach and mindset. Try to win her over
gradually....try to learn some things from 'her' to open your
relationship. Once it is open she may also be willing to learn some
things from you too.

In Art & Life,
Betti L.
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