The following paper was presented by Jack Hobbs as a part of a panel discussion, "Toward a Socially Progressive Conception of Art Education," at the 1980 conference in Atlanta. As stated in the program: "Given the proposition that contemporary art education places insufficient emphasis on the interrelationship between art and society, the panelists will attempt to define what a 'socially relevant' or 'socially progressive' art education is or might be." However, Hobbs (the first presenter on the panel) attempted to show how present-day attitudes in art education do not favor such a direction. Besides Hobbs, the panel consisted of Robert Bersson (moderator), Edmund Feldman, Vincent Lanier, and Ann Sherman.
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