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RE: Questions about multicultural art

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Jane Shiflett Manner (jmanner)
Sun, 29 Mar 1998 19:27:57 -0500

What is your involvement in Art Education? What are your own views on what
multiculturism should be? What are the various theories that you see as
embraced by others? Your comments are always very informative. Please
send more on this topic.

At 05:14 PM 3/29/98 EST, you wrote:
>About your request:
>It seems to me that by the way you ask your questions, you have already
made a
>decision as to what constitutes "multiculturalism.' Apparently, for you, it
>involves "engaging in the context,""cross-cultural investigations" and
>engaging in "social change."
>Now, I personally have no problem with any of these three criteria. But, it
>just seems to me that if you are interested in what teachers are doing in the
>classroom, perhaps your questions should not preclude the possibility that
>teaching multiculturalism in the classroom might also mean something else.
>Discussion on this list over the past few years has addressed this issue and
>it has been enlightening. There has been a wide range of thought regarding
>conceptualization of multiculturalism, as well as thoughts regarding the
>problematic nature of teaching it.