>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
>> >It was nonexistant. I'm curious how you students art abilities are
>> >the middle level if they have had no art experiences or little at
>> >elementary level. Do you notice a difference?
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