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

Author: Elliot W Eisner
Publisher: New York : Macmillan ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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In this book, Eisner provides a conceptual framework that shows the different ways in which the aims of education can be regarded and describes their implications for curriculum planning and teaching practices. This book provides a "context" in whic h teachers can critically examine prevailing assumptions and both current and proposed practices. An analysis and overview of leading ideas in the field explores  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliot W Eisner
ISBN: 0023321318 9780023321313
OCLC Number: 28848319
Description: ix, 389 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Schooling in America --
Some Concepts, Distinctions, and Definitions --
Curriculum Ideologies --
The Three Curricula That All Schools Teach --
Educational Aims, Objectives, and Other Aspirations --
Dimensions of Curriculum Planning --
On the Art of Teaching --
The Functions and Forms of Evaluation --
Reshaping Assessment in Education --
The Forms and Functions of Educational Connoisseurship and Educational Criticism --
Some Examples of Educational Criticism --
A Criticism of an Educational Criticism --
Summing Up Some of the Major Points.
Responsibility: Elliot W. Eisner.

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In this book, Eisner provides a conceptual framework that shows the different ways in which the aims of education can be regarded and describes their implications for curriculum planning and teaching practices. This book provides a "context" in whic h teachers can critically examine prevailing assumptions and both current and proposed practices. An analysis and overview of leading ideas in the field explores American education as it has developed from the turn of the century to the present. Introduction of unique concepts in educational planning include such ideas as eductional connoisseurship--the art of appreciating what is educationally significant, and educational criticism--the use of art critism as a means of describing, interpret ing, and evaluating teaching.

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