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Remembering Elliot Eisner

The entire NAEA community is saddened by the loss of our dear friend, mentor and leader, Dr. Elliot W. Eisner, 81, of Stanford, CA, on January 10, 2014. Elliot served as President of NAEA from 1977 - 1979 and is renowned for his work in art education, curriculum reform, and qualitative research. His vision, intellect, and generosity of spirit will be celebrated at the 2014 NAEA National Convention in San Diego as we remember Elliot and his widespread influence. Those who desire to remember and honor Elliot W. Eisner may make contributions to the Elliot Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award Fund at the National Art Education Association, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 300, Reston, Virginia 20191. Please complete the Donation Form and submit it via e-mail, fax, or physical mail. You may also donate over the telephone at 800-299-8321.

The Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award, established in perpetuity by the Eisner family and NAEA, recognizes individuals in the field of art education who have made a sustained and significant contribution to the field through their work as a teacher, lecturer, or artist-including those who work in preschool, primary school, secondary school, and colleges and universities.

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Find out more about the Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award at

View the PowerPoint presentation and transcript of the Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture with Enid Zimmermann from the 2014 NAEA National Convention in San Diego, CA, March 31, 2014.

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