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Re: no elem. art experiences....

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freckles spots (freckles_spot)
Mon, 01 Mar 1999 06:21:08 PST


You can tell it is getting close to spring break time. Linda, I think
you misunderstood what she was saying. I think she was referring to
the fact that alot of school districts have nonexistant art programs at
the elementary level....not that those of us at the elementary level are
not doing our jobs. Unfortunely, even in the town I teach, the major
school district DOES NOT require elementary art specialist (but 3 other
local school districts have elementary art specialist). Wish there was
a way to lobby for elementary art specialist throughout the country.
Just Imagine!!!
Judy in OK

>
>Whoa! That kind of shoots down the role of us elementary art teachers.
>Guess we might as well figure out another career path. Unless maybe
>there is something else to learning about and through art that is very
>important at the elementary level.
>I can understand the focus of secondary people on product. But I'd like
>to point out that I WORK MY FANNY OFF at the elementary level to lay
>some groundwork for the love and appreciation of art and its
>relationship to all our lives, and to nurture my students' developing
>abilities through process. I believe my students bring many of those
>understandings and skills to their subsequent art learning exoeriences.
>I would hope they are not summarily dismissed as inconsequential when
>they get there.
>Linda in Michigan
>

>>
>> >Bunki - I taught in California, Sacramento actually, for a year. I
>> >taught 2/3 grade and was outraged at the lack of art in the
district.
>> >It was nonexistant. I'm curious how you students art abilities are
at
>> >the middle level if they have had no art experiences or little at
the
>> >elementary level. Do you notice a difference?
>> ******************

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