Eisner, Elliot W., The Educational Imagination: On the Design and Evaluation of School Programs . New York: Macmillan, 1979. Second Edition, 1985. Third Edition, 1994.


Presents key elements in curriculum design and evaluation of school programs; related chapters discuss trends and research using educational criticism.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization


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