Elliot W. Eisner
Elliot Eisner is emeritus professor of Art and Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He is active in several fields including arts education, curriculum reform, qualitative research, and is the recipient of a University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in 2005 for his work in education  as well as the Brock International Prize in 2004. In 1992, he became the recipient of the José Vasconcelos World Award of Education in recognition to his 30 years of scholarly and professional work, particularly his contribution in the formulation of educational policy to better understand the potential of the arts in the educational development of the young.
Eisner's work has supported Discipline-Based Art Education, and he developed the importance of forms of representation in education. During the 1980s, he had a number of exchanges with Denis C. Phillips regarding the status of qualitative research for educational understanding. Eisner also had a well-known debate with Howard Gardner as to whether a work of fiction such as a novel could be submitted as a dissertation (Eisner believed it could, and some novels have since been successfully submitted).
Eisner publishes regularly; his works include hundreds of articles and over a dozen books. He also frequently speaks before teachers, administrators, and at professional conferences.
- "ARTIST, EDUCATOR ELLIOT EISNER TO SPEAK AT VANDERBILT". US States News. September 13, 2006.
- "TAMPA & STATE; BULLETIN BOARD; Pg. 6B". St. Petersburg Times. January 21, 1999.
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- "Stanford prof wins Brock prize". Tulsa World. October 5, 2003.
- "José Vasconcelos World Award of Education 1992". Retrieved August 14, 2013.