"Fields, Linda" wrote:
> One of my pet peeves is having English, math, science, etc. referred to
> as the "academic" subjects and art as a "special," "elective", etc, etc.
> I believe art is certainly as academic a discipline as any of the
> but the main thing that bugs me is the fact that
> we teach all these work world skills but are generally discounted
> Another gripe is the numbers of people who say, "Ooooo, it must be such
> fun to teach art. You get to have only the interested students, don't
> you?" Yes, it is fun, but it's also hard work, and anyone who thinks I
> have only students who want to be there hasn't met my guidance dept.
> Linda in NC
> > ----------
> > From: SnJOlsen[SMTP:SnJOlsen]
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 1999 1:29 PM
> > To: artsednet.edu
> > Subject: research
> > Hi everyone,
> > I am doing a research paper on the frustrations of art teachers.
> > I am
> > doing this paper in sort of an interview style (on-line). If you would
> > kindly
> > respond with some of your frustrations, I would greatly appreciate it.
> > My
> > main topic is how art is not seen as a real or important subject, and
> > what
> > problems art teachers face because of that way of thinking. Thanks a
> > lot!
> > Sue