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Re: intEgration!

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Carolyn Roberts (b2w6w4kn)
Sun, 13 Oct 1996 09:04:46 -0700

paulette jones wrote:
> >From: ELENI53
> >Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 11:48:42 -0400
> >To:, artsednet
> >Subject: Re: intEgration!
> >Sender: owner-artsednet
> >Precedence: bulk
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> I must say as I've been following the whole discussion on "integration" I
> am sincerely surprised it's existance is in question. The following were
> two messages that truly demonstrate the NEED for integration. Think about
> it, without it we place THE ARTS on an elitist pedestal...where is that
> going to get art education in our those schools where there
> isn't a specialist in the arts we will continue to have ADULT EDUCATORS
> AFRAID OF THE ARTS. So if we don't encourage connecting the arts to the
> rest of the world and making it something tangible for those who are
> insecure with their art abilities, knowledge, etc., we are in fact
> destroying what is at least one of my goals as a future art educator and
> that is to encourage humanbeings to delve into themselves, into their
> spirit and feel the freedom of expressing that spirit. And if that means I
> have to connect with science, social studies or math then damn it that's
> what I'm going to do. An if the science teacher or the math teacher
> doesn't make the first move, so what, I'm an adult, this isn't a game to
> see who's going to go first. EVERYTHING is interrelated in this world and
> the sooner we all except that then the MORE PEACEFUL a world this will be.
> Now this is my insecurity...sending this message. Maybe it's a weak
> message or maybe it's a strong one, I'm not quite sure. But my flame proof
> vest hasn't been tested please keep this in mind.
> Thanks.
> Paulette Jones
Well said!!!!