Eisner, Elliot W., "The Centrality of Curriculum and the Function of Standards," pp. 148-177 in Elliot W. Eisner, The Arts and the Creation of Mind. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002.*


Discusses conceptions and uses of curriculum objectives and of curriculum standards in general as well as in relation to the arts curriculum; a similar treatment of assessment and evaluation follows these pages.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Art Education, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Frameworks


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