All children, in order to obtain a well rounded education, deserve to experience a rich curriculum under the guidance and leadership of expert teachers!
Matt Farmer discusses the importance of providing ALL children with a well rounded educational experience. Austerity measures that limit children's educational experience is bad for their intellectual and psycho-emotional development. All children are entitled to rich curricular experiences facilitated by expert professionally trained teachers.
I recieved an email yesterday inviting me to participate in a teacher licensing test development activity for visual art teacher candidates without professional educator training or knowledge. I
will not participate in any Indiana Department of Education sponsored professional development
activity with Pearson or any other IDOE vendor that will create
conditions in Indiana Schools for the de-professionalization of teachers
and administrators. It takes much, much more than passing a test to
become an educator. The development and implementation of REPA 2
ultimately marginalizes opportunities for children to engage in
personally meaningful learning opportunities with bonafide expertly
trained and educated teachers of professional schools of education who
have extensive knowledge in curriculum development, education
methodology, cognitive psychology, child development, education history,
classroom management and practicum experience.
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I am the author of the Indiana Art Education Advocacy Action Blog, an information source for parents, teachers and citizens who are interested in preserving creativity as a form of educational experience throughout Indiana public schools and where ever public education exists.