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A thought as you prepare for your art ed broadcast:
I predict you will be deluged by claims of benefits (all true in the eyes of the beholder) yet highly situational and often not replicable... and complaints about lackluster or non-existent social, economic, political or institutional support for the arts in education. That is the climate in which our real work takes place.
It it of no benefit for us to whine. Today, as I prepare to help an arts education organzation grow here in Central Oregon, I am reading ARTS SURVIVE: A study of sustainability in arts education partnerships from a Harvard Project Zero research team. Their study reveals what goes on when an arts education partnership survives and thrives. Not every effort can or will survive. Their major findings serve as reminder that survival involves deep passion, relentless personal drive, expert leadership among all the other variables .
I hope your conversations will help listeners connect to research, projects, people and ideas they can use right now one person at a time to support the belief that all children, all people have a right to full development and access to the benefits and joys of the arts. One relationship at a time regardless of how much ISN'T happening.
Former Principal and Multnomah County ESD arts specialist
Recently and Currently, national/regional art consultant/PSU grad instructor and proud OPB cornerstone member.
NOTE. THIS NOTE IS NOT INTENDED AS SOMETHING TO BE READ ON THE PROGRAM...JUST A RESOURCE SUGGESTION.
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