عنوان مقاله [English]
The main objective of this study was to investigate Eisner´s theoretical foundations thoughts one of the leading specialists and experts in curriculum studying. After a brief reference to the main axes of Eisner´s ideas, his theoretical foundations and their implications had been discussed. Then, while criticizing some of his ideas, we tried to address both subjects using analytical documents. Results indicate that Eisner´s approach to religion caused to his understanding that religion cannot turn into a tenable theory. Although there are backgrounds that different ideas can enter religion and religious dogmatism by his own ideology, as one of the existing ideologies, has been effective because of that. Also according to Eisner approach to curriculum in three ways, behaviorist idea, problem solving and result revealed aesthetic)) and his emphasis on growth and learner´s educational excellence, it seems that this view should be on a continuum. Actually the idea of revealing results (insightful, creative and aesthetic) is the same paradigm that religion emphasizes on. Results of the study show that according to Eisner´s attention to pragmatism and somehow progressivism, he is among postmodern thinkers as well. His philosophy was influenced by Dewey, Whitehead, Brody and Herbert Reed.