Elliot Eisner SIG 177
SIG Purpose

The purposes of the Elliot Eisner SIG are to:

  • promote scholarship that applies, extends, critiques, and reinvents Eisner's scholarly contributions and core principles towards the overarching aim of school improvement
  • act as a catalyst for the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum built upon the foundation that Eisner established
  • provide the opportunity to continue conceptualizing and improving educational criticism and connoisseurship in contemporary educational settings
  • encourage new forms of evaluation based on Eisner's ideas
  • examine ways to conceptualize education (formal and informal) from arts-based perspectives
  • foster discourse that challenges, champions, and reconceptualizes Eisnerian thought
  • mentor emerging scholars of curriculum, school evaluation, qualitative research, the arts, and school reform
News & Announcements


Nominations for the Elliot Eisner SIG Chair are now open. Please consider nominating yourself or any other member of the SIG who would be appropriate to serve in this position. Nomination must include:

●The full name of the candidate;

●The institutional affiliation of the candidate;

●A brief (up to 250 words) biographical statement for the candidate.

Please submit nominations by email to: Jodie Wilson (eisnersig@gmail.com) by or before November 20, 2018.


The Chair shall be responsible for the general administration of the SIG, for ensuring that the SIG Bylaws are followed, and shall act as liaison between the SIG and AERA. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the SIG’s Executive Committee and at the Annual Business Meeting. The Chair shall appoint ad hoc committees as needed. Unless otherwise specified in these Bylaws, the Chair of the SIG shall appoint persons to assist officers, to chair committees or to carry out other work of the SIG.

Other duties of the CHAIR shall be to:

1. Assist the Program Chair in planning of Annual Meeting

2. Maintain responsibility and provide leadership for all SIG activities

3. Work with Treasurer and AERA central staff on financial matters as needed

4. Prepare in collaboration with the Executive Committee and Program Chair and submit AERA reports and forms


Thank you to our 2018 Annual Meeting Presenters in NY:

Sarah Anne Eckert, The Pennsylvania State University

David A. Gamson, The Pennsylvania State University

Tine Sophie Proitz, University of Southeast Norway

Andreas Nordin, Linnaeus University

Michelle Zoss, Georgia State University

Sara Clarke-Vivier, Washington College

Tara Meister, University of Denver

Richard E. Siegesmund, Northern Illinois University

Natalie LeBlanc, The University of British Columbia

Alison Shields, The University of Victoria

Nel Noddings, Stanford University

Jennifer Alice Wicks, Concordia University



Contact Us


EMAIL US | eisnersig@gmail.com
LIKE US | facebook.com/Eisner SIG


“The ultimate aim of education is to enable individuals to become the architects of their own education and through that process to continually reinvent themselves.”

-Elliot Eisner 




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