As schools face budget constraints and the pressure to perform well on core-content standardized tests, art programs are often cut from schools' curriculum. When schools face budget cuts, the art department is usually one of the first programs to be eliminated. Often parents, who know first hand the benefits the arts provide for their children, will protest the proposed cuts. Art teachers commonly feel anxious when it comes to job security.
As having been placed in a low class school for my first teacher candidate placement i understand the difficulties teachers undergo to construct activities and units of work with limited resources available. This blog will run as a forum, which will allow access for teachers in Victoria to share and post information about their schools budgets and activities that will help schools with limited resources and a low budget.
My curriculum project is focused around schools art budgets and how we as teachers can create and develop activities/ units of work that incorporate strategies to cope with the school art budget from year to year. The activities will be focused around art and studio arts and will provide teachers from various schools with activities and enables them to share ideas on an online blog. The online blog will run as a forum, which will allow access for teachers in Victoria to share and post information about their schools budgets and activities that will help schools with a limited budget.