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Sharon in Wisconsin
>Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 15:34:33 -0500
>From: Liyan Wang <wang.347>
>Subject: Teachers are reluctanct to change?
>Hi, you all:
> Happy holiday!
> I wonder if you'd like to do me a favor for my dissertation proposal
>writing. I would HIGHLY appreciate it if you do. Thanks!
> I've been reading a lot of articles regarding to the use of computer
>technology in art teaching. What kind of strike me from the reading is
>the different positions that researchers and (art) teachers take.
> Some articles would describe the importance and greatness of
>integrating computer technology in art teaching, and refer to some of
>the national survey data and say -"unfortunately, teachers - including
>art teachers - are reluctant to change." Other comments include
>"teachers are not willing to give up their control", or "they feel too
>threatened to be challenged by the new relationship of teaching and
> For teachers that I talk to... Most of them describe the difficult
>situations that they're facing - with no or not enough money,
>training, time, and administrative supports. It's hard to expect them
>use computers, as they'd like to in their teaching.
> For you guys, who seems to be able to break through some of the
>barriers described above and start to use on-line communication
>(ArtsEdNet) as a resource for teaching and problem solving. I would
> 1) what's your response to the different positions that researchers
>art teachers seem to take?
> 2) what motivates you to use ArtsEdNet, and how does this work or not
>work for you?
> 3) Any personal stories of your learning/struggling process while
>computers in your art teaching
> All of the above are highly welcome. Thanks!
>Graduate Research Associate
>The Ohio State University
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