On Tue, 25 Nov 1997, Sidnie Miller wrote:
> Dear John--sounds like you have a little money making idea at our
> expense--I guess I resent that. Sid
> # Sidnie Miller #
> # Elko Junior High School #
> # 777 Country Club Drive #
> # Elko, NV 89801 #
> # 702-738-7236 #
> On Mon, 24 Nov 1997 john.gilinsky wrote:
> > Hi there! I know that my friendly brief introduction will get everyone
> > jumping up and up in rousing responsse to my requests for assistance and
> > information in helping others. If you consult or view VAEC's current
> > pages you will see that we wish to reach as wide but still serious
> > audience as possible whether they be student,teacher,administrator or
> > anyone interested in visual arts.
> > One of my greatest weaknesses currently(besides fondnesses for
> > chocolate,pizza,icecream...)with VAEC's pages lies with the SECONDARY
> > SCHOOL's PAGE. WHY you ask(and I know that you are all asking this right
> > now without even thinking of pressing that dreadfully deadly dull keyboard
> > key: D)? Amongst other reasons are my personal and professional
> > interests in teaching controversial issues which I certainly favour in
> > fact in all grades. Visual art is emeshed in this concern.
> > Question 1: Where can I consult a superb list(s) of specific teaching
> > controversial issues related to or dealt by visual arts education and
> > educators?
> > Q.2: Where can I obtain the greatest quotations,funny stories,person
> > interest stories from,in,above,around or having nothing to do with the
> > classroom related to teaching controversial issues related to visual arts?
> > Q.3: Where can I access specific activities/lessons that are
> > emeshed(smothered with chocolate?)in teaching controversial issues that
> > consciously and effectively tackle any concerns/problems/issues
> > surrounding such content,method,approaches within visual arts
> > controversial issue activities/lessons?
> > Q.4: What are the "state of the arts" in contemporary educational
> > philosophies regarding issues that are part of or constitute teaching
> > controversial issues within visual arts education? Who are the better,best
> > authors,educators,philosophers to consult and use in these issues?
> > Q.5: Where can I get handy right to the point tips for a survivalist's
> > guide for visual art teachers in an indifferent,non-supportive or overtly
> > hostile anti-visual arts learning/teaching environments? I know that a
> > listmember wrote a book for secondary teachers and that the NAEA has some
> > very good stuff. As well some regional/local and smaller national arts
> > advocacy groups have some usefull materials. Problems they are all
> > scattered and visual arts are often tacked on,given short shrift and not
> > seen to be able to stand alone WITHIN THE ARTS! (Sorry for this atypical
> > intemperate outburst I shall only draw/paint mental images from now on!).
> > I am looking for down to earth,specific,practical advice,tips,ideas and
> > strategies for visual arts educators or anyone who wishes the visual arts
> > to be viable or sustainable within overall educational
> > systems:public,private,religious,vocational,special
> > educational,state,.....
> > I hope that all those kind souls(okay a few die hard lovers)will respond
> > both directly and/or to this list with URLs,contacts,email,bibliographical
> > citations,articles,editorials,school policies,.....
> > Please do NOT forget the formal stuff: School board/authority
> > policies,curriculums(the Kennedy Center has a superb linkage to state art
> > curriculums),INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
> > POLICIES,PRACTICES,CLUBS,ACTIVITIES,COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES,PARENTAL
> > INVOLVEMENTS.....as they specificially deal with visual arts.
> > I know that I have asked for a lot but just think: it is better to give
> > than receive!(wonder where that came from?):0)). Full
> > acknowledgement/credit(s) given upon contributor(s) request OR
> > non-source disclosure at sole discretion of contributors if you so please!
> > Come on! Lets show those science,math,music(yes music)teachers,school
> > administrators,parents,students(yes students),journalists,observers that
> > visual arts teachers are organized,well spoken,articulate(and
> > verbose:0)and are nice reasonable paper(outside of their studios of
> > course)!
> > Tx all,
> > John Gilinsky
> > VAEC
> > http://members.tripod.com/~gilinskj/index.html