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.

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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

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ISBN-13:
9780606012843
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1988
Pages:
251

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