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Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

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Publisher Comments:

In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. Includes 5,000 essential facts to know.

Review:

"It makes fascinating reading, particularly when we bear in mind that, apart from a number of scientific items (included, somewhat inconsistently, in an effort to improve things), it is an attempt to establish what all culturally literate Americans actually know, not what they ought to know....Mr. Hirsch's proposal merits serious consideration." New York Times

About the Author

E. D. Hirsch, Jr., is a professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and the author of The Schools We Need, The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, and the best-selling Cultural Literacy. He is chairman of the board at the Core Knowledge Foundation and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394758435
Author:
Hirsch, E. D., Jr.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Other:
Mulcahy, Pat
Editor:
Mulcahy, Pat
Author:
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Educational anthropology
Subject:
Literacy -- United States.
Subject:
Educational anthropology -- United States.
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
education;culture;reference;non-fiction;cultural literacy;literacy;sociology;history;philosophy;teaching;criticism;general knowledge;american culture;cultural studies;usa;educational anthropology;trivia;social commentary;america;literature;language;social
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.08x5.24x.73 in. .62 lbs.

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