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 A Crucial Moment of Developmen in the Cuban Artistic Teaching
In line with the analysis made by the delegates to the VII Congress of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC, after its initials in Spanish), the vice-minister indicated to AIN that among the main strategies are the incorporation, more and more necessary, of the Cuban artistic avant-garde in the study plans.

She added that the intellectuals, in the different art expressions, must participate more in the study plans, the creation of the texts and teaching demonstrative lectures through TV, considered as one of the most novel and original contribution to this type of learning.

She remembered the great deterioration suffered by the installations and the study material in the 90's and how in 1999 - 2000, due to the Battle of Ideas, the system was renovated and reaches today higher levels, although it can be improved.

Velunza said that out of the 63 installations of Artistic teaching, 20 are of elemental level and 28 of medium level, there are 15 of Art Instructors, the Higher Institute that has two subsidiaries in Holguin and Camaguey and an education unit in Santiago de Cuba, in total there are over 27 thousand students.

She repeated that once this school change has been achieved, it is need to have a more participative function of the artists and writers in the study plans and that they stand out in their double function as creators and teachers.

She added only this way the artistic teaching, very expensive in the world and free in Cuba, will make the necessary move towards higher levels.

The system of artistic teaching, made by the Revolution in 1962, requires today the cultural institutions, together with UNEAC, make an action group to achieve a bigger link with the artistic avant-garde.

The delegates to the UNEAC commission considered appropriate indicate that the strategy of including the students in the cultural life of their provinces is still poor in its design and implementation and both the schools and the instructors must move towards that goal.

It was timely to point out the need to maintain this working group in a permanent way to monitor the questions made and to strength the teacher staffs.

Lázara Mercedes López Acea, member of the Secretarial of the Central Committee of the Communist Part of Cuba, René Montesinos, Chief of its Education Department, Luis Ignacio Gómez, Minister of Education and Rafael Bernal, First Vice-Minister of Culture were present.


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