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Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know Paperback – 18 May 1990
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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.
About the Author
E. D. Hirsch, Jr. is the author of several acclaimed books on education issues, including the bestseller Cultural Literacy. With his subsequent books The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them, The Knowledge Deficit, The Making of Americans, and Why Knowledge Matters, Dr. Hirsch solidified his reputation as one of the most influential education reformers of our time. Dr. Hirsch is the founder of the Core Knowledge Foundation and professor emeritus of education and humanities at the University of Virginia. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Publisher : KNOPF US; 1st edition (18 May 1990)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0394758439
- ISBN-13 : 978-0394758435
- Dimensions : 13.08 x 2.03 x 20.27 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 422,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 March 2017
I found this book very disappointing not least because the ...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 June 2016
I found this book very disappointing not least because the underlying principle -even if taken to an extreme here -is something I would already be reasonably persuaded about.
Mr D J Paul
Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 May 2017
Makes you think - painfully!