Sharon's post was really heart rending. We are lucky here in New
Brunswick, Canada. Despite living in a "have-not" province, our art and
music programs are respected and relatively well funded. Most art
teachers have a great deal of freedom to direct and enhance curriculum.
More and more, as the brain research reaches the everyday teacher, what
we do in the art room looks better and better. We do not have
specialists in the primary grades and everyone knows this is a bad
situation. However there is a good art curriculum and teachers do their
best. We offer some pd in the arts. I feel I am enhancing my
professional development every time I read from this list. Thank you.
On Monday, October 4, 2004, at 12:13 PM, Judith Decker wrote:
> Thank you Sharon,
> I have saved your post Sharon. I am so glad you took
> the time to write it.
> We hear a lot about issues that relate to
> education/art education in USA....
> What are some issues around the world? How do you deal
> with those in your classroom? What can we do to effect
> changing attitudes and insure there will be jobs.
> Are visual arts programs and funding being cut around
> the world? Is this a global issue?