Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

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by E. D. Hirsch
     
 

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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.See more details below

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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.

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John Gross
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394758435
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1988
Edition description:
1st Vintage Books ed
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
165,277
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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