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Lesson Plans


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One of the Colmans (colmans1)
Fri, 19 Nov 1999 05:33:54 -0500

I know this has been a thread recently regarding nudity and museum
education, but we have a troubling situation in our own high school. The
photography teacher has been told that she may not use any books which
contain photographs of nude figures. She is very discouraged because all
the history of photo books that she owns and depends upon contain at least
some nude images. It is not as though she wants to showcase these images;
she just wants to be able to have books about famous photographers in the
art room so the students can do research. This has not come up as an issue
yet with the drawing, painting or ceramic classses, but we fear that it may
eventually. Have any of you been restricted by your administrators from
using books which may contain these types of images? Do you have policy
statements about how your art department feels and handles this subject? As
we are a new school, we would appreciate hearing from anyone who has faced
this problem and who might help us develop a good rationale for not
censoring this type of image.
Thanks, Marian

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