Barone, Thomas, "Things of Use and Things of Beauty: The Story of the Swain County High School Arts Program," Daedalus, 112 (Summer, 1983), 1-28. Reprinted pp. 275-295 in Elliot W. Eisner, ed., The Educational Imagination . New York: Macmillan, 1985. Also reprinted in Tom Barone, Aesthetics, Politics, and Educational Inquiry: Essays and Examples. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.*


Thomas Barone


Presents an aesthetic criticism of a North Carolina high school arts program.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Evaluative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Secondary School Curriculum, Art Education


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