This past week three of my undergrads were honored at a reception for their research in art education. They are the first three from the arts on our campus to win an undergraduate research grant. All others at the awards reception were from the "hard sciences" and math. This was stated in the introduction by the speaker. I don't know that "hard" in this sense means difficult so much as it means "inflexible", "lacking nuance", or "prescribed" judging from the people who spoke about their topics.
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Man, I hate the way this question is phrased. I also dislike when the justification of art education rests soley on whether it can help the "other" subjects.
As for "hard" it seems like they're trying to state perceptions that students have about those subjects. I have heard this many times from students, as I'm sure we all have.
Paul J. Gelinas JHS