Eisner, Elliot

(b. 1933, Chicago, Illinois). Ph.D. and M.A. Education, University of Chicago; M.S. Art Education, Illinois Institute of Technology; B.A. Art and Education, Roosevelt University.

Eisner is Lee Jacks Professor of Education and Art at Stanford University. He has been a faculty member at the University of Chicago and The Ohio State University and a high school art teacher in Chicago.

Eisner has contributed to the field of evaluation through promoting and furthering arts education and developing the role of artistic thinking in the conduct of social science research. He has influenced the field through his use of the arts in framing educational goals and curriculum development, and he developed the connoisseurship approach for educational evaluation. His seminal work The Educational Imagination: On the Design and Evaluation of ...

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