chapter  9
Egocentrism in Professional Arts Education: Toward a Discipline-Based view of Work and World
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As curricula in higher education become more specialized toward preparing graduates for professional careers, and as students become less tolerant of program content that appears to them to be off-task, significant cultural change in academia is a source of much angst and debate. Concurrently, the market and those individuals who hire the graduating products of professional programs are seeking to exert influence upon the curriculum content and the skills and technological development, thereby contributing to the turmoil. We have a dilemma, well known to us as the professional arts versus the liberal arts.