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Re: Art Class Size


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Nov 09 2001 - 03:32:45 PST

I have 140 students in 7 classes (Middle School).
One class is non art (15) students so I have 6 art
classes with an average of 20.8 students. We don't
have any size limits. After 24 years in the school
I have just learned to work it out with the principle,
counselors, etc. This year the Band teacher has a
period off each day to schedule all students. That's
the major reason I'm in such good shape.
                                        Woody in KC

Kelly Selden wrote:
> Hello,
> A group of Art Teachers in British Columbia are trying to have the class
> size limit lowered for High School art Classes. We currently can have up to
> 32 students in classes such as Photography, Ceramics and general Art. Home
> Economics, and Technology courses are considered Lab courses and are limited
> to 24 with a 'fudge factor' of 2. We would like to have art designated as a
> lab course as well. Student safety and workload have become a very serious
> issue with more and more special needs, learning disabled,behavioral and
> international students in Art courses. Please share your situation in
> comparison. Thanks for your help.
> Kelly Selden

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