That's interesting, to say the least. Remember when we all thought Getty
was going to cut us off?? I don't know why the DBAE is not on their home
page anymore . . . but I had an interesting conversation with my previous
art consultant over the summer. There were two (art) professional
development workshops in the summer, but they both occured at the same time
with conflicting schedules. One was specifically DBAE oriented (with art
as the main focus), the other a more integrated, content area, with "the
arts" in a supporting role. Classroom teachers, especially elementary,
were more apt to take this second one.
Anyway, (back to the conversation with the arts consultant) two schools in
the district opted not to have an arts specialist in their building, but
rather to use the money to hire additional classroom teachers and let the
classroom teachers (with this "training") teach art. The rub is -- Getty
was supposedly behind this second workshop, which for the life of me I
can't remember what it was called. I doubt if this was Getty's intent
(having classroom teachers replace arts specialists) but it certainly
impacted my previous district this way.
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, astroboy (Sandra) wrote:
>I was on the getty site today and for the first time realized that DBAE is
>no longer on >the home page.
>I just wondered if anyone knew why it is gone.
>It's kind of like GETTY feels it's a bad dream they'd like to forget.