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Writing in the art room.Whose job is it?


Date: Sun Oct 22 2000 - 20:23:34 PDT

I don't believe the issue is "teaching " writing to our art students. As
teachers it is our job to work together and help educate the total child. For
us to take a stand that it's the writing teachers job to "teach " writing
then what we're doing is dividing up education into narrow subjects that we
don't cross because of our educational training. We are teachers and don't
let us forget it... Can it be that difficult to spend a few minutes before a
writing assignment and remind the children of a few simple writing rules? We
are in the public eye and what we display is what the parents and visitors
see. A little concern on our part is necessary when dealing with the tax
payers and they rightfully expect that we are there to teach and often aren't
concerned with the division of subject matter.