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"Sears, Ellen" 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
> and product.
> > ----------
> > 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
> > 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.
> > _________________________________________rb