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Cultural literacy for freedom an existential perspective on teaching, curriculum, and school policy by C. A. Bowers

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Published by Elan Publishers in Eugene, Or .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Educational sociology -- United States.,
  • Education -- Aims and objectives.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementC. A. Bowers.
LC ClassificationsLC191 .B674
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 188 p. ;
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5116021M
LC Control Number74188892

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Cultural literacy is essential to efficient and effective communication. It is a prerequisite for general readers to grasp Objective Summary Hirsch argues for American educators to return to a focus on cultural literacy, meaning a common body of knowledge that literate citizens within a nation possess/5. A must-read for parents and teachers, this major bestseller reveals how cultural literacy is the hidden key to effective education and presents facts that every literate American should know. In this forceful manifesto Professor E. D. Hirsch, Jr., argues that children in the United States are being deprived of the basic knowledge that.   The Decline of Teaching Cultural Literacy – Cultural literacy lies above the everyday levels of knowledge that everyone posses and below the expert level known only to specialists. p. 19 – Our elementary schools are not only dominated by the content-neutral ideas of Rousseau and Dewey, they are also governed by approximately sixteen thousand independent school districts. p.   I should note a couple of caveats. First, this is a reading list designed to inculcate broad cultural literacy, not a bibliography of freedom-oriented literature. To become culturally literate, you have to read the good, the bad, and the ugly.

James Trefil, the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. E.D. Hirsch, Jr. is the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and the author of Cultural Literacy, The Cited by:   Chet Bowers wrote his first book on the connections between education, cultural ways of knowing, and the ecological crisis in The title of the book was Cultural Literacy for Freedom. Since then he has written over articles, with 22 books appearing with various publishers.   In , a well-regarded professor of English at the University of Virginia named E.D. Hirsch Jr. published a slim volume called Cultural Literacy. Most of the book was an argument—textured and. The Adult Literacy Process as Cultural Action for Freedom Every Educational Practice Implies a Concept of Man and the World Experience teaches us not File Size: KB.

Books that do not meet these criteria are subject to removal from this list, as there are many books out there that feature characters of ethnicity, but are not respectful toward their culture. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Cultural literacy for freedom: an existential perspective on teaching, curriculum, and school policy. quite substantially if the schools were to focus on cultural literacy. In this chapter we will examine the core ideas of cultural literacy with a view to assessing their merit. The phrase "cultural literacy" was popularized by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. (b), in his best-selling book Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. Cultural Literacy in the Classroom. After exploring the culture in a book and online, students identify a current social issue that concerns them. In a formal letter written to an appropriate official, students identify these issues and discuss suggestions of ways the problems might be addressed. 5.