Reimagining Schools: The Selected Works of Elliot W. Eisner by Elliot W. EisnerReimagining Schools: The Selected Works of Elliot W. Eisner by Elliot W. Eisner

Reimagining Schools: The Selected Works of Elliot W. Eisner

byElliot W. EisnerEditorElliot W. Eisner

Hardcover | November 14, 2005

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Elliot Eisner has spent the last forty years researching, thinking and writing about some of the enduring issues in arts education, curriculum studies and qualitative research. He has compiled a career-long collection of his finest work including extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings and major theoretical contributions and brought them together in a single volume. Starting with a specially written introduction, which gives an overview of Eisner's career and contextualises his selection, the chapters cover a wide range of issues including:

* children and art
* the use of educational connoisseurship
* aesthetic modes of knowing
* absolutism and relativism in curriculum theory
* education reform and the ecology of schooling
* the future of education research.


Professor Eisner 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 ...
Title:Reimagining Schools: The Selected Works of Elliot W. EisnerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:November 14, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415366445

ISBN - 13:9780415366441

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Table of Contents

Introduction: My Journey as a Writer in the Field of Education  1. Children's Creativity in Art: A Study of Types  2. Educational Objectives: Help or Hindrance  3. Instructional and Expressive Educational Objectives: Their Formulation and Use in Curriculum  4. Educational Connoisseurship and Educational Criticism: Their Forms and Functions in Educational Evaluation  5. On the Use of Education Connoisseurship and Educational Criticism for Evaluating Classroom Life  6. What do Children Learn When They Paint  7. On the Differences Between Artistic and Scientific Approaches to Qualitative Research  8. The Role of the Arts in Cognition and Curriculum  9. Can Educational Research Inform Educational Practice?  10. Aesthetic Modes of Knowing  11. The Celebration of Thinking  12. The Primacy of Experience and the Politics of Method  13. Slippery Moves and Blind Alleys: My Travels with Absolutism and Relativism in Curriculum Theory  14. The Misunderstood Role of the Arts in Human Development  15. Educational Reform and the Ecology of Schooling.  16. Forms of Understanding and the Future of Educational Research  17. Standards for American Schools: Help or Hindrance  18. The Promise and Perils of Alternative Forms of Data Representation  19. What Does it Mean to say a School is Doing Well?  20. From Episteme to Phronesis to Artistry in the Study and Improvement of Teaching  21. What Can Education Learn From the Arts About the Practice of Education