Wixson, Karen K, Elizabeth Dutro, and Ruth G. Athan, "The Challenge of Developing Content Standards," pp. 69-107 in Robert E. Floden, ed., Review of Research in Education, 27: 2003. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, 2004.*


Traces the history of the entire content standards movement, with special attention to the English language arts, both state and national influences.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry, Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Standards and Testing, English, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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