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

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Macmillan, 1994 - Education - 389 pages
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The Educational Imagination explores the current state of American education and provides a historical view of earlier efforts to reform our schools. It describes the ideological positions of those who wish to shape the aims and content of school programs in ways that reflect their values.

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Review: The Educational Imagination: On the Design and Evaluation of School Programs (3rd Edition)

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Sept 6, 2011 - Just starting this book for a course on Curriculum Development, Implementation and Assessment. It seems an odd choice to me ... old given the changes in educational reform, policy, and ... Read full review

Review: The Educational Imagination: On the Design and Evaluation of School Programs (3rd Edition)

User Review  - Sara Freeman - Goodreads

This is a really dry read, but had some great insight into how schools can function better. I disagreed with a lot of his input on technology use in education, but I think a lot of educators still see technology as a distraction, not a valuable tool all students are already using. Read full review

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Contents

Schooling in America
1
Some Concepts Distinctions and Definitions
25
Curriculum Ideologies
47
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Elliot Eisner is Professor of Education and Art at Stanford University. He has published fifteen books and has won numerous awards for his work, including a Fulbright Fellowship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson Award from the American Educational Research Association. Eisner was President of the National Art Education Association, President of the International Society for Education Through Art, President of the American Educational Research Association, and is President of the John Dewey Society.

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