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STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN EXPERIMENTAL EDUCATION  IN THE
EARLY YEARS OF BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE (1933-43
)

   
    INTRODUCTION TO THE SUNLEY PROJECT AND DOCUMENTS
       
Statement by Robert Sunley
        Letter to the Students
        Guidelines
        Brief Biographies of Contributors    
        Brief Biographies of Faculty Mentioned in the Memoirs

Section 1. Role of the Arts
        The artistic process as a major goal.
        Individual, active participation was fostered but not required.
        Focus on really “seeing” and “thinking” for oneself, not on the production of art.

        Self-direction, self-discipline, initiative, development of the whole person, including
              the emotions, was emphasized
.

        The arts were diffused throughout the education, not segregated entirely into
              separate courses, influencing also those who did not take courses. 

Section 2. Teachers and Teaching
        Introduction by Robert Sunley

        Formal Aspects of the Curriculum 
          Class Size 
          Grades    
          Advisors 
          Junior Division  
          Senior Division  
          Graduation

        Methods of Teaching
             General 
          John Andrew Rice 
          Josef Albers 
          Erwin Straus 
          Robert Wunsch 
          Others


        Personalities of Faculty
          John Rice  
          Josef Albers 
          Robert
Wunsch 
          Heinrich
Jalowetz  
          Others 

        Outside the Classroom
          In General  
          The Work Program 
          Visitors -
          Trips 
          Drama 
          Interlude  
          Lectures, Concerts 
          Informal Interchange 

     

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