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<< Can "Good Taste" be measured? Can "Good Taste" be taught? >>
Yeh, I think taste can be measured, though not quantitatively, as in, "She
has C taste" or "He always impressed as a 10 when it comes to judging wine."
Eliot Eisner has written a lot about the idea of critical connoisseurship as
a way to evaluate school programs. He presents it as a qualitative measure,
akin to art criticism.
Can taste be taught? Sure, the caveat being that taste is culturally
dertermined, culturally bound. This is a very interesting issue in the
context of recent assertions that Standard English, meaning white English,
represents language at one end of the standard, while Black English
represents something less.