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Lesson Plans


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paulette jones (babyface)
Tue, 8 Oct 1996 19:52:20 -0500

Lagrace Stephens Said:
>I am involed in ESL students and certification-also I have been teaching
>high school art since the late sixties.
>Does anyone know how to encourage students to develop their own cultural
>style of art without imposing western style. I seen so many lose the look
>and taste of their culture and I think there must be some way they can
>grow and still maintain their own cultural style.
>thank you

Food for thought:

When creating...are we expressing our culture or are we expressing our
"self" (or as I say our "spirit"), our "spirit" as being all encompassing
of our "external" and "internal" worlds. So by saying that you want "to
encourage students to develop their own culture" are you possibly taking
too much control over what comes from "within"...their "spirit" it is
expressed creatively.

The students obviously have experienced their native culture, to some
extent, and you can continue to provide exposure to a variety of cultures
in your classroom, but is it really your responsibility to see that their
native culture comes out in their creativity?

I don't mean this to sound rude in anyway...I'm really expressing my own
thoughts surrounding what you are trying to do...placing the questions upon
myself as well.

Paulette Jones
University of Minnesota
Art Education Student

  • Maybe reply: henry: "Re: multiculturalism"