Handbook of Research and Policy in Art Education
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Handbook of Research and Policy in Art Education by Elliot W. Eisner
Book DescriptionThe Handbook of Research and Policy in Art Education marks a milestone in the field of art education. Sponsored by the National Art Education Association and assembled by an internationally known group of art educators, this 36-chapter handbook provides an overview of the remarkable progress that has characterized this field in recent decades. Organized into six sections, it profiles and integrates the following elements of this rapidly emerging field: history, policy, learning, curriculum and instruction, assessment, and competing perspectives. Because the scholarly foundations of art education are relatively new and loosely coupled, this handbook provides researchers, students, and policymakers (both inside and outside the field) an invaluable snapshot of its current boundaries and rapidly growing content. In a nutshell, it provides much needed definition and intellectual respectability to a field that as recently as 1960 was more firmly rooted in the world of arts and crafts than in scholarly research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805849721
(254mm x 178mm x 51mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elliot W. Eisner
Arts Based Research, Paperback (May 2011)
Provides a framework for broadening the domain of qualitative inquiry in the social sciences by incorporating the arts as a means of better understanding - and rethinking - important social issues.
Reimagining Schools, Hardback (September 2005)
Starting with an introduction, which gives an overview of Professor Eisner's career and contextualizes his selection, this book covers issues such as: children and art; the use of educational connoisseurship; aesthetic modes of knowing; absolutism and relativism in curriculum theory; and education reform and the ecology of schooling.
Tuned in and Fired Up, Paperback (May 2005)
What can teachers do to inspire their students? In this book, Sam Intrator provides detailed portraits of powerful learning episodes in a high school classroom and suggests numerous practical ideas to help teachers cultivate their own seemingly magical learning moments.
Arts and the Creation of Mind, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Elliot W. Eisner
Learning in and through the arts can develop complex and subtle aspects of the mind, argues Elliot Eisner in this book. Offering an array of examples, he describes different approaches to the teaching of the arts and shows how these refine forms of thinking that are valuable in dealing with our daily life.
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