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The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them

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Now in paperback with a new introduction, The Schools We Need offers a powerful, compelling, and unassailable argument for reforming America's schooling methods and ideas--by one of America's most important educators, and author of the bestselling Cultural Literacy.

For over fifty years, American schools have operated under the assumption that challenging children academically is unnatural for them, that teachers do not need to know the subjects they teach, that the learning "process" should be emphasized over the facts taught. All of this is tragically wrong.

Renowned educator and author E. D. Hirsch, Jr., argues that, by disdaining content-based curricula while favoring abstract--and discredited--theories of how a child learns, the ideas uniformly taught by our schools have done terrible harm to America's students. Instead of preparing our children for the highly competitive, information-based economy in which we now live, our schools' practices have severely curtailed their ability, and desire, to learn.

With an introduction that surveys developments in education since the hardcover edition was published, The Schools We Need is a passionate and thoughtful book that will appeal to the millions of people who can't understand why America's schools aren't educating our children.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [290]-302) and index.

About the Author

E. D. Hirsch, Jr., is a professor at the University of Virginia and the author of the bestselling Cultural Literacy and The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385495240
Author:
Hirsch, E. D., Jr.
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Hirsch, E. D., Jr.
Author:
Hirsch, E. D., Jr.
Author:
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Educational Reform
Subject:
Educational change
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
Education -- Aims and objectives.
Subject:
Education -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Education-School Reform & Controversy
Subject:
education;non-fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 75
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.14x6.15x.76 in. .84 lbs.

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