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Eisner (Elliot W.) Papers
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Collection pertains to his research and teaching and includes class files, articles, papers, speeches, correspondence, and other materials.
Elliot W. Eisner earned several degrees in art education, culminating in a Ph.D. in Education at the University of Chicago in 1962. He taught at the University of Chicago prior to joining the Stanford University faculty in 1965, becoming professor of education and art in 1970. Over the course of his academic career, Eisner, the Lee Jacks Professor of Education, Emeritus, at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and professor emeritus of art, championed ways that the arts could benefit student learning, as well as educational practice. He maintained that the arts are critically important to the development of thinking skills in children and that the arts might offer teachers both a powerful guide and critical tool in their practice. He wrote 17 books and dozens of papers addressing curriculum, aesthetic intelligence, teaching, learning and qualitative measurement, in addition to his frequent and entertaining lectures throughout the nation and abroad.
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