---Sarah Lohrius <lohrius> wrote:
> I work in the education program at the New York Foundation for the
> and we are presently putting together an initiative with which we hope
> to promote the use of design in arts education and general educational
> situations. We are doing this by putting out both a print publication
> and a website which will incorporate both general advocacy material
> examples of model design education programs.
> I am writing to all of you because you are the people
> who are actually affecting change in education every day. So, I am
> writing to request your input on a couple of fronts.
> First, I would love to hear about any really successful design
> you might have conducted in your classes.
> Second, I would really appreciate any general thoughts you might
> the benefits of design education and what design and design education
> really mean.
> Finally, any thoughts on how I can best sell design to educators, both
> art teachers and others. What points should I emphasize? Should I
> the standards or should I speak in terms of developing life skills?
> Basically, I could really use your input.
> Thank you all in advance for your help and thank you for the many
> informative and entertaining tidbits that you've passed along already.
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