On Sun, 23 Nov 1997, Lorena Nalin wrote:
> There has been some talk recently in Arizona of having an "arts" education
> certification category. The rationale is because small and rural districts
> have difficult in getting and keeping an music or art teacher, let alone
> drama or dance teachers.
> My gut reations is to reject this idea, but then the question of how to
> promote education in the arts is difficult to answer. Do other states have
> "arts" education certificates? How are those teacher managing to teach
> more than one discipline? Integrate? Blocks of time? As resource to
> other teachers?
> We have some very dynamic people interested in arts education. I just
> worry that our naive officials will interprete our ideas into something
> Lorena Nalin
> Tucson, AZ