Horn, Raymond A., Jr., "What You Don't Know about Standards," pp. 69-87 in Shirley R. Steinberg, and Joe L. Kincheloe, eds., What You Don't Know about Schools. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.


Reviews the distinction between technical standards and standards of complexity and the differences in curriculum content, teaching and learning, and evaluation that result from the two types; argues for standards of complexity.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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