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Re: intergration

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Kit Eakle (
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 16:20:16 -0400 (EDT)

I know exactly what you are saying. I will take integration seriously when
it is the math and reading teachers who are being _urged_ by their
principals to integrate with the art teachers. It seems as if the urging is
always the other way around. If integration occurs in which both the
academic subject and the art subject get equal emphasis, that is great. But
it doesn't need to happen in the art class using the time of the art subject
for the benefit of the other subject. Art has little enough time in the
school day. It would be interesting to see the biology teacher initiating a
painting lesson about bugs so the students could appreciate the aethetics of
bugs, rather than the art teacher initiating a painting lesson about bugs
for the purpose of teaching the subject matter of biology.

you're RIGHT about that! But (to make a distinction) THAT is a political
battle, NOT a philosophical one!


J. Kit Eakle
Program Manager
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
Washington, DC 20566-0001
ph (202) 416-8870