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Marilyn G. Stewart (stewart)
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 14:47:16 -0400 (EDT)

This is in response to the person who apparently was offended by my
comments about engaging students in philosophical inquiry and by my
description of a resource available for art teachers. I WAS worried that
it might be taken as a sales pitch, and, at least for one of you, it
was. I'm sorry. My intention was to offer assistance as well as to
request it.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am passionate about this topic and also
knows that I am ALWAYS "pitching" the role of criticism and aesthetics in
the classroom. Because of my enthusiasm, I sometimes do this in a way that
sounds as if I'm "selling" the ideas. The resource was developed in response
to a great many requests from teachers. I wanted to share information about
it with the teachers who are on this listserv, hoping that the information
would be useful. I honestly don't care if you buy it or not.

My primary reason for entering the discussion, however, was to suggest
that, in addition to sharing your students' comments about the nature of
art and other aesthetic issues with those of us who regularly sign on to
artsednet, you might wish to have them included in the book I am in the
process of writing. In this way, even more teachers will have
access to them.

I wish to thank those of you have contacted me on email. It would be
interesting to have your wonderful ideas for teaching aesthetics and
your students' comments posted in this context, also, so that more could

Marilyn Stewart, Art Education, Kutztown University
Kutztown PA 19530 stewart@kutztownedu 610 683 4517