Elliot W. Eisner

2004 Laureate

Lee Jacks Professor of Education and Professor of Art, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Eisner works in three fields: arts in education, curriculum studies, and qualitative research methods. He has been especially interested in advancing the role of the arts in American education and in using the arts as models for improving educational practice in other fields. In his most recent book, The Arts and The Creation of Mind, he encourages educators and everyone to regard education itself as a process concerned with the preparation of artists, which requires imagination, the exercise of sensibility, the application of skills, and the ability to exploit the unexpected.

Nominated by:  John A. Bird

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