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Re: Beeching and Scribbling /Scratching

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Deborah Gilbert (dngart.us)
Sun, 2 Nov 1997 07:56:45 -0700

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>I present this scenario, A Quantum Physics teacher is needed. Do we ask
>the local fish monger to teach it /
>or do we seek out a qualified trained experienced professional......
>SHOULD THE ARTS BE ANY DIFFERENT ????
>
>This is Arts Advocacy at it's core. If we relegate our responsibility of
>teaching the Arts to those who are not fully trained in these areas, are
>we giving our students what they really need ?? or is it just stuffing
>whatever in the void because it is cheaper and easier.

I think after all this time of trying to figure people out, I have gotten a
handle on Robert Beeching and he is coming from the stance of California,
where art teachers have *already* been banished and they are trying to pick
up the pieces of that tragic mistake. They are having to deal with
elementary teachers trying to teach a content area that they have little or
no preparation in.

I think if you use that filter to view Robert's words, they will begin to
make more sense... he is talking about a reality that is happening, even
though a better solution is obvious.

Deborah Gilbert


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