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[Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: A very brief bio and summary of Elliot Eisner's (March 10, 1933 - January 10, 2014) work.

Thank you Robert. The ten lessons are a fitting way to remember Elliot's
legacy by. Seems like people who
adhere to a STEAM as opposed to STEM mode of thinking about "education for
the future" could benefit
from pinning that document up on their walls.

PS- But in the spirit of passing along the 10 lessons and allowing for
creativity, I might want to push Elliot a little on #7. Seems like the
imagined and the real, even in art, cannot be placed in a linear order.

As Eugene would say, "what do you think?" Or was it Bakhtin who said that?

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 8:26 AM, Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu>wrote:

> Elliot W. Eisner
> From* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia*
> Elliot Eisner (March 10, 1933 - January 10, 2014) was a professor of Art
> and Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and one of the
> United State's leading academic minds. He was active in several fields
> including arts education, curriculum reform, qualitative research, and was
> the recipient of a University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in 2005 for
> his work in education as well as the Brock International Prize in 2004
> In 1992, he became the recipient of the José Vasconcelos World Award of
> Education in recognition to his 30 years of scholarly and professional
> work, particularly his contribution in the formulation of educational
> policy to better understand the potential of the arts in the educational
> development of the young
> .
> He was the 1997 recipient of the Sir Herbert Read Award of the
> International Society for Education through Art (INSEA).
> Biography
> Elliot Eisner was born on March 10, 1933, to a family of Russian Jewish
> immigrants. His father, Louis Eisner (originally Label Iznuk), was born in
> the shtetl of Pavoloch in the Russian Empire (now present-day Ukraine), and
> came to America around 1916 or 1917. He was a Oxen harness maker and a
> leatherworker, as well as a member of the International Fur & Leather
> Workers Union and an ardent Socialist, who personally met Eugene Debs at a
> Socialist convention for his campaign for the Election of 1920. His mother,
> Eva Perzhoff, was from the shtetl of Chechersk in present-day Belarus, and
> was also a Socialist.
> Elliot Eisner received his Ph.D. in education from the University of
> Chicago in the 1960s, where he studied with Joseph Schwab, Bruno
> Bettelheim, and Phillip Jackson.
> His work has supported Discipline-Based Art Education, and he developed the
> importance of forms of representation in education. During the 1980s, he
> had a number of exchanges with Denis C. Phillips regarding the status of
> qualitative research for educational understanding. Eisner also had a
> well-known debate with Howard Gardner as to whether a work of fiction such
> as a novel could be submitted as a dissertation (Eisner believed it could,
> and some novels have since been successfully submitted).
> He published regularly; his works included hundreds of articles and over a
> dozen books. He also frequently spoke before teachers, administrators, and
> at professional conferences. He served as president of many professional
> organizations, including the American Educational Research Association, the
> National Art Education Association, the International Society for Education
> through Art (InSEA) and the John Dewey Society.
> Elliot Eisner died on January 10, 2014, from complications of both
> Parkinson's Disease, as well as Pneumonia.
> (See attached poster PDF for *Ten Lessons the Arts Teach*).
> Eisner, E. (2002). *The Arts and the Creation of Mind, *In Chapter 4, What
> the Arts Teach
> and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press.
> --
> *Robert Lake  Ed.D.*Associate Professor
> Social Foundations of Education
> Dept. of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
> Georgia Southern University
> P. O. Box 8144
> Phone: (912) 478-0355
> Fax: (912) 478-5382
> Statesboro, GA  30460
>  *Democracy must be born anew in every generation, and education is its
> midwife.*
> *-*John Dewey.