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Re: Artist at work

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John Antoine Labadie (labadie)
Sun, 4 Oct 1998 13:13:30 EST5EDT


An interesting question. How much authentic "work" CAN one do while
(at least) adequately supervising K-12 students? My experience leads
to forming an answer to this inquiry by framing the reply in terms of
the context in which one works. One answer will not work for all
classrooms.

Before taking a position at the university level i taught for eleven
years in several programs in grades 3-12. Some situations required
that i regularly make art work(s) so the students had a flow of fresh
ideas and demonstrations of techniquesl.

Honestly i can't think that it is appropriate to try to make work
while supervising most classes ... there must be exceptions to this
... but K-12 classroom teachers in any subject area certainly have
plenty to do without trying to be involved in the production of
creatives works.

JAL

Dr. John Antoine Labadie
Department of Art
University of North Carolina - Pembroke

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