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<< I'd like to pose a general question to the list. Were you an art
education major in college/university? If so, were you "looked down" upon
by other "serious" art majors -- those working on a BFA or MFA? Have you
had instances of having college or university professors in studio areas,
or "professional" artists stating opinions denigrating the art education
degree or art education as it's generally perceived in the public schools?
Actually, I remember that it cut both ways. As an undergrad art education
major, there was certainly problems of professsional respect that came from
some professors in the studio and design departments. But there was also a
problem in the college of education where professors, particularly those in
the quantitative areas of reasearch, had trouble even finding a common
language with those of us who were art people. This was a "soft" research
area...not something they could relate to.