ERIC Number: ED128408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Perceptive Eye: Toward the Reformation of Educational Evaluation.
Eisner, Elliot W.
It is argued that educational evaluation can productively proceed from an artistic model as well as a scientific one. For such a model two processes are critical. The first of these is called "educational connoisseurship," the second "educational criticism." Educational connoisseurship is that art concerned with the appreciation of any set of phenomena. As such it is a private event. Criticism, however, is that art concerned with the public description and appraisal of events appreciated. Educational criticism is that process through which the complexities of schooling are penetratingly described and appraised. The grounds for developing such an approach, which is conceived of as being complementary to the scientific approach to educational evaluation that has dominated the evaluation field since the turn of the century are described. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Art, Educational Background, Educational Change, Educational Research, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Knowledge Level, Models, Reliability, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Methodology, Theoretical Criticism, Values
Stanford Evaluation Consortium, Department of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94035 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Evaluation Consortium.