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RE: [teacherartexchange] non VAPA class

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From: Duffey, Patrick G. (DuffeyP_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Sep 26 2006 - 14:41:59 PDT


Does anyone know if other states have the same requirement? I am running
into the same issue here in the state of Washington

-----Original Message-----
From: M. Austin [mailto:whest177@wheatstate.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 1:40 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] non VAPA class

I am the NCA chair for my district. One thing that must be taken into
account is that in order for a Fine Arts Course to be counted for credit

towards graduation (state requirement) is that it must be taught by a
certified fine arts instructor. This keeps schools from having the
industrial arts teacher have students build a dresser and calling it an
arts
class. That might be your argument - if it is a fine arts course there
must
be creativity/art history/aesthetics involved, and is it being taught by
a
cerified fine arts instructor.
~Michal
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
http://www.geocities.com/theartkids

> My school curriculum and instruction just gave approval to a new
course
> called "Floral Design and Production" for FINE ARTS credit. I am
trying
> to fight this as it should be a "Practical Arts" course not a Fine
Arts
> course. If anyone has any experience or suggestions to help our dept
fight
> it, please let me know!

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