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The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools
     

The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools

by E. D. Hirsch
 

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ISBN-10: 0300168314

ISBN-13: 9780300168310

Pub. Date: 08/31/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

The bestselling author of Cultural Literacy offers a masterful analysis of the American educational system-how it has veered off course, what must be done to right it, and why-and offers a specific plan for ensuring that all children are given the opportunity for an outstanding education.

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The bestselling author of Cultural Literacy offers a masterful analysis of the American educational system-how it has veered off course, what must be done to right it, and why-and offers a specific plan for ensuring that all children are given the opportunity for an outstanding education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300168310
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,281,644
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 The Inspiring Idea of the Common School 1

2 Sixty Years without a Curriculum 34

3 Transethnic America and the Civic Core 65

4 Linguistic America and the Public Sphere 94

5 Competence and Equality Narrowing the Two Achievement Gaps 123

6 Competence and Community Renewing Public Education 152

Appendix 1 Core Knowledge History/ Geography Thread, K-2 189

Appendix 2 Content is Skill, Skill Content 210

Notes 223

Acknowledgments 248

Index 249

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