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Re: Anwers to three simple questions needed for insight

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RWilk85411 (RWilk85411)
Mon, 25 May 1998 05:59:53 EDT


In regard to your number three: I still say that the only way to change those
attitudes is to change the art teachers whose classes are no more than a break
or play period. I know they are there. I get their students in high school.
They hate art. They have never experienced art as something that they can
learn to control. Some I turn around. Some I can't. When they get to high
school and they have never had a brush in their hand in a state that requires
art through sixth grade, something is wrong with the picture. I know that it
is not always the fault of the teacher that they are not funded. They are
being punished for previous teachers' lack of professionalism. It is a vicious
cycle.
Why should teachers and principals respect a subject that in their previous
experience the art teacher did not respect? We have to change their
perceptions.
It is time to start teaching art and holding students responsible for that
learning.
Reatha