Smith, Marshall S., Susan H. Fuhrman, and Jennifer O'Day, "National Curriculum Standards: Are They Desirable and Feasible?" pp. 12-29 in Richard F. Elmore and Susan H. Fuhrman, eds., The Governance of Curriculum. 1994 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1994.


Defines five kinds of national curriculum standards, weighs their pros and cons, and discusses their feasibility.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Standards and Testing, Local Control of Schooling


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