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COURSES OF DEVELOPMENT

Standard / In relationship to . . . . In terms of . . .

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A basis of comparison, judgment. . . . A Guideline or Example . . . . Established by authority, custom or use by an individual. . . .

Model, Exemplar . . . . Prescribed degree, Established content, Authorized use . . . .

Sufficiently enduring to be made part of a permanent [collection, repetoire, etc.] . . . . Of recognized [excellence, appropriateness, strength, etc.] . . . . Emblematic . . . . Usual, Common, Customary, Conforming . . . . Considered correct or preferred [usage, degree, kind, etc.] . . .



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One may get started from any perspective and find Developments will proceed through selected courses of interest. For personal appreciation --or through concentration of interest in one or two courses through which to demonstrate expertise --all forms of development require the investment of time and interest.

The focus here is on understanding and using 'Standards.'


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Developments may in this way proceed through an appreciation of the arts and art works on a very general level . . . . or . . . . through engagement in materials, processes and methods . . . . through work with visual relationships . . . . . through consideration of aesthetic theory and practice . . . . through an interpretation of a specific discipline . . . . through reference to tradition . . . . . through a review of history or attention to cultural norms or through the development of specific topics, events, or issues . . . .


C  O  N  S  I  D  E  R  A  T  I  O  N  S

Basis [of comparison]

Prototype

Model

Example

Degree

Kind

Concept

Ideal



Established

Accepted

Recognized

Considered

Prefered

Authorized

Customary

Conforming


R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Standard n. 1. something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparision; an approved model. 2. anything, as a rule or principle, that is used as a basis for judgment. 3. an average or normal requirement, quality, level, etc.: His work this week hasn't been up to his usual standard. 4. standards, morals, ethics, habits, etc., established by authority, custom or an individual as acceptable. 5. the authorized exemplar of a unit of weight or measure. 6. a certain commodity, esp. gold or silver, in or by which a basic monetary unit is stated. 7. the legally established content of full-weight coins. 8. the prescribed degree of fineness for gold or silver. 9. a musical piece of sufficiently enduring popularity to be made part of a permanent repertoire. 10. a flag indicating the presence of a sovereign or public official. 11. a flag, emblematic figure, or other object used as the emblem of an army, fleet, etc. 12. something that stands or is placed upright. 13. an upright support or supporting part. 14. Hort. a plant trained or grafted to have a single, erect, treelike stem. 15. Bot. vexillium [def. 3]. -adj. 16. serving as a model or as a basis for judgment or comparision. 17. of recognized excellence: a standard book on a subject. 18. usual, common, or customary. 19. conforming in pronunciation, grammer, vocabulary, etc., to the usuage that is ggenerally considered to be correct or preferred. 20. fulfilling specific requirements as established by an authority, law, rule, custom, etc. [ME < OF, prob. alter. of Frankish *standard (ch. G. Standori standing point), conformed to -ard -ARD] -Syn. 1, 2. gauge, basis, pattern, guide. Standard, Criterion refer to the basis for making a judgment. A standard is an authoritative principle or rule that usually implies a model or pattern for guidance, by comparison with which the quantity, excellence, correctness, etc., of other things may be determined: She could serve as the standard of good breeding. A Criterion is a rule or principle used to judge the value, suitability, probability, etc., of something, without necessarily implying any comparision: Wealth is no criterion of a man's worth. 11. ensign, banner, pennant. 16. guiding. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]




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