In an unpublished "Second Report on a Survey of Doctorates in Art Education", the author examined the responses of persons with doctorates in art education with regard to those items which dealt with their perceptions of the field as it existed both at the time of the survey and as they perceived the future might be. The responses suggested a lack of consensus regarding the present state of art education as well as little agreement regarding the direction(s) the field ought to be taking. Although the survey form used was quite lengthy, most information solicited was provided with the exception of those questions regarding future projections. The results of the survey motivated this researcher (1) to investigate appropriate research methodologies to be applied to art education for forecasting future possibilities for the field and (2) to ascertain leadership groups in the profession who would be influential in planning for and designing alternative futures for art education.
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