ELIOT EISNER WROTE a book a number of years ago called Education Imagination, in which he described how connoisseurship and criticism as seen in the arts can be applied to education. An educational connoisseur, he suggested, should be able to consider an educational event such as the leadership conference at Duke last September (see “Braving Boot Camp,” by Executive Editor Sue Pelletier, page 22) and realize what is noteworthy. A connoisseur who shares those views so others might better ...

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