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Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

1983

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A Critique Of Elliot Eisner’S Educating Artistic Vision, John Jagodzinski Jan 1983

A Critique Of Elliot Eisner’S Educating Artistic Vision, John Jagodzinski

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Educating Artistic Vision is an "old" book written a decade ago. As such there are many aspects in it, I'm sure, Eisner would not accept today. Therefore, the critique is made by keeping his later works, particularly The Educational Imagination (1979), in mind. To begin, Eisner claims that there are two major justifications for the teaching of art, both of which he presents in an either/or fashion. First a contextualist justification is made by claiming that art satisfies social needs. From this perspective, the practice of art must be pragmatic: art as leisure, art as creative thinking, art ...