The educational imagination: on the design and evaluation of school programs

| March 23, 2011

Title: The educational imagination : on the design and evaluation of school programs

Author: Elliot W. Eisner

Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c2002

Check it Out.: LB1570 .E4254 2002

From the Publisher:

This highly regarded curriculum development text is designed to help readers understand the major approaches to curriculum planning and the formation of educational goals. In this edition, Eisner provides a conceptual framework that shows students the different ways in which the aims of education can be regarded…and, describes their implications for curriculum planning and teaching practices. Coverage is grounded in the belief that the appropriateness of any given educational practice is dependent upon the characteristics and context of the school program, and the values of the community that program serves.

About the Author

Elliot W. Eisner is Professor of Education and Art at Stanford University. He works in three fields: Arts Education, Curriculum Studies, and Qualitative Research Methodology (identifying practical uses of critical qualitative methods from the arts in schools settings and teaching processes). His research interests focus on the development of aesthetic intelligence and on the use of methods from the arts to study and improve educational practice. Originally trained as a painter, Elliot Eisner’s teaching and research centre around the ways in which schools might improve by using the processes of the arts in all their programs.