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RE: VISUAL ARTS CURRICULUM

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Sun, 5 Sep 1999 10:59:00 -0700


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Sharon wrote:

"I also have pretty high percentage of ESL students, some of whom have =
incredible art skills but are
going to struggle, mightily, with some of the required written work at =
ANY
level."

Ask the administration how they grade P.E.?

This is where you need the support of the NEA, Getty, NAEA, and the =
Kennedy Center's "ArtsEdge" consortium: E-mail them your plight - =
immediately. Let them inform your administration to the non-verbal =
discipline area of Visual Arts.

ISSUE: How can one evaluate a "non-verbal" discipline with "words"?

Just as students in P.E. are evaluated on physical performance, your =
students are in visual arts to produce visual arts, not reading, =
writing, and arithmetic. Have your administration contact me, and I will =
attempt to guide them toward a more logical approach to grading visual =
arts programs.

Have them peruse the data at: http://www.sierratel.com/robprod

This situation is the direct result of what has been happening in art =
education since the 1960s where visual arts has been forced into the =
constraints of a a highly verbal content. You don't talk about art to =
produce it. You produce art, and then talk about it.

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Sharon wrote:
 
"I also have pretty high percentage of ESL students, = some of=20 whom have incredible art skills but are
going to struggle, mightily, = with=20 some of the required written work at ANY
level."
 
Ask the administration how they grade = P.E.?
 
This is where you need the support of the NEA, = Getty, NAEA,=20 and the Kennedy Center's "ArtsEdge" consortium: E-mail them your plight = -=20 immediately. Let them inform your administration to the non-verbal=20 discipline area of Visual Arts.
 
ISSUE:  How can one evaluate a "non-verbal" = discipline=20 with "words"?
 
Just as students in P.E. are evaluated on physical=20 performance, your students are in visual arts to produce visual arts, = not=20 reading, writing, and arithmetic. Have your administration contact me, = and I=20 will attempt to guide them toward a more logical approach to grading=20 visual arts programs.
 
Have them peruse the data at: http://www.sierratel.com/robpro= d
 
This situation is the direct result of what has been = happening=20 in art education since the 1960s where visual arts has been forced into = the=20 constraints of a a highly verbal content. You don't talk about art to = produce=20 it. You produce art, and then talk about it.
 
_________________________________________rb


 
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