You asked about the connection between Eisner and DBAE. I think
Eisner was involved in helping define dbae through his Getty
publication "The Role of dbae in America's Schools," but I do not
think he invented the concept.
Check The Journal of Aesthetic Education (vol.21, no. 2, summer 1987)
for an in-depth look at the history and issues involved with dbae.
The article "Dbae: Becoming Students of Art" by Clark, Day and Greer
(pp130-193) might help.
I have always thought that the whole concept of dbae was a sort of
compendium of work by many people drawing on the research and
writings of many other people. Is this right? Or did dear Eilliot
dream this whole baby up on his own?
UCA Art ed.