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Sears, Ellen (
Sun, 5 Sep 1999 17:28:22 -0400

We write in every subject... including PE, and it is part of the assessment,
local and state.
Non verbal? My students have to describe, analyze and evaluate... process
and product.

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> From: Bob Beeching
> Sent: Sunday, September 5, 1999 1:59 PM
> To: artsEdnet TALK
> 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:
> 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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