International Journal of Art & Design Education

Professional Attitudes to Research in Art Education

Volume 16.3   1997



Research is a particular but common pursuit and, in one form or another, pervades all levels of education. Personal and professional research, although similar in some respects, have different perspectives and responsibilities. Research within professional practice is required to be rigorous and systematic and conform to accepted standards in practice and reportage. It has been argued that the adoption of 'professional attitudes to research' is essential to the future of art education. A 'professional attitude to research' recognises the need to build upon and acknowledge earlier research and to report the outcomes of research to others.