"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 =
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 =
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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