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Re: Lookin' for info in all the right places

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Charlotte Griswold (griswald)
Sat, 12 Oct 1996 14:39:41 -0700


Craig, thank you for the site. I also want to thank you for your recent
posting about art education for teachers. I love this list, and read it
daily, but as someone who teaches history/language arts and one 6th
grade art exploratory, I feel some what like an imposter or even an
evesdropper.
I have never had any art training except as a weaver, and that was catch
as catch can. However, I am passionate about the arts, and a
vociforious proponent of art ecudation in our school. And schools in
general. The problem I see on this list is that there seems to be a
real negative attitude developing regarding "teachers" as opposed to
"real artists". When I first signed on, I was really delighted at all
the new ideas, DBAE, different thoughts and contributions which really
stimulated me to redesign my small art program to try to incorporate art
history, criticism and aesthetics. The long time art teacher on our
staff was pleased and helpful also. I felt able to ask the most basic
questions and I received great responses such as when I posted regarding
mural repair for one of our elementary schools. Now, I feel like this
list has turned into a battle ground with everyone on the defensive or
even worse, the OFFENSIVE. Does anyone else feel this way? I will be
checking in for responses today, tonight and early tomorrow.
I have met some great compadres here, and hope to meet more. If you
don't hear from me for a while, it will be because we are off track and
I will be out of range, but I will catch up when I get back.
Thanks for your time, Charlotte
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Later, Charlotte Griswold griswald Oak Hill Middle School "Jumping to conclusions is poor excercise."