On Mon, 1 Sep 1997, Christine Merriam wrote:
> betti longinotti wrote:
> SW, Zanna and all, I agree and believe there is a sense of fear among
> arts educators that integration promotes to primarily serve the needs
> of the regular classroom. What happens is a watering down of our
> discipline in visual art education ending up making salt maps for
> geography, etc.
> I am ashamed to admit it, but I loved making salt maps for my social studies
> classes when I was a kid. We never did it for art class... but in retrospect,
> I was applying many of the skills learned in art class....
> Guess I have a different perspective on integration of Academics and Art...
> I was put in a First gradeclassroom for 5 years before an art teaching job
> opened up for me here.
> This leads to something I have wondered for a while. Do any preservice art ed
> programs have students do an intensive internship in the regular classroom for
> elementary art degrees?
> I can only speak for myself... it really helps me enrich my program.
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