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ERIC Number: EJ767098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Does Arts-Based Research Have a Future?
Eisner, Elliot
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v48 n1 p9-18 Fall 2006
This article focuses on the future of arts-based research in education. The author contends that there are several features that need to be taken into account if arts-based educational research is to have a future. First, arts-based educational research needs to have a cadre of scholars committed to its exploration--individuals who regard arts-based educational research as their primary research vehicle. These are people who define their research identity with respect to the conduct of arts-based research as it addresses critical educational questions. A second consideration is the attitudes of existing university faculty. University faculty need to be supportive of arts-based research, and students in their midst need to find equal support in their use of such an approach. Yet another consideration pertains to the availability of resources through which non-text work can be presented. Arts-based research needs an outlet, a forum, something appropriate for handling the kind of messages it provides. This task will require inextricable ties to digital technology, the World Wide Web, and other contemporary electronic media. In closing, Eisner states that the future of arts-based educational research will depend upon the ability of educators to craft research that reveals to them what they have learned not to see, and on the public's willingness to accept what they have made visible as a useful way to understand and renew schools. [This paper represents the text of the Inaugural Lecture for the First European Conference on Arts-Based Research, Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 2005.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States