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At 05:28 PM 9/5/99 -0400, you wrote:
>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
>> From: Bob Beeching
>> Sent: Sunday, September 5, 1999 1:59 PM
>> To: artsEdnet TALK
>> Subject: RE: VISUAL ARTS CURRICULUM
>> 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
>> 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.