A national bestseller, The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy has been widely acclaimed for identifying and defining the core body of knowledge that no literate American should be without.
Author: Eric Donald Hirsch
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin
A national bestseller, The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy has been widely acclaimed for identifying and defining the core body of knowledge that no literate American should be without. Now in this newly revised and updated edition, the authors provide a comprehensive look at cultural literacy for the nineties. New entries reflect suggestions from hundreds of readers. The dictionary takes into account the growing consensus over the specifics of multiculturalism, the political and geographic changes in the world, and the new ideas and terms that flow constantly from scientific research and technological development. Twenty-three sections, each alphabetically arranged, cover every major area of knowledge. Within each section, hundreds of individual entries identify ideas, events, and individuals, explaining their significance in our culture and placing them in context. More than 250 maps, charts, and illustrations provide information that cannot be conveyed by words alone. A complete index enables quick reference to any topic. The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy challenges us to find out more about what we know and helps us make sense of what we read, hear, and learn. It is a "must have" book for every home.
... 7 volumes ) A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy ( with W. Rowland and M. Stanford ) Cultural Literacy : What Every American Needs to know The Philosophy of Composition The Aims of Interpretation Validity in Interpretation ...
Author: Eric Donald Hirsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Provides information on ideas concerning people, places, ideas, and events currently under discussion, including gene therapy, NAFTA, pheromones, and Kwanzaa.
Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. New York: Vintage Books. Hirsch, E. D. 1989. A First Dictionary for Cultural Literacy: What Our Children Need to Know. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hirsch, E. D., J. F. Kett, ...
What your fifth grader needs to know: Fundamentals of a good fifth-grade education. New York, NY: Doubleday. Hirsch, E. D., Kett, J. F., & Trefil, J. (2002). The new dictionary of cultural literacy: What every American needs to know ...
Author: David W. Nicholson
Philosophy of Education in Action is an innovative, inquiry-based introductory text that invites readers to study philosophy of education through the lens of their own observations and experiences. Structured according to a "Wonder Model of Inquiry," each chapter begins by posing a fundamental What if question about curriculum, pedagogy, and the role of the school before investigating the various philosophical perspectives that guide and influence educational practices. Classroom vignettes and examples of actual schools and educational programs help to ground philosophical perspectives in real-world scenarios, while the book’s unique inquiry-based approach leads students to both think critically about philosophical questions and apply the concepts to their own teaching. Features of the text include: What if questions that structure each chapter to pique students' curiosity, stimulate creativity, and promote critical thinking. Authentic classroom vignettes that encourage students to analyze what it means to "do" philosophy and to reflect upon their own practices, examine their role in the educational process, and articulate their own philosophical beliefs. A concluding section asking readers to imagine and design their own hypothetical school or classroom as a project-based means of analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the different philosophies discussed. Accessible and thought-provoking, Philosophy of Education in Action provides a dynamic learning experience for readers to understand and apply philosophy in educational practice.
New York: Columbia University Press. DIALLS. 2018. Cultural Analysis ... Developing Education Policies in Europe to Enhance Cultural Literacy. ... The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. 3rd ed.
Author: Tuuli Lähdesmäki
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Comparative education
This open access book analyses intercultural dialogue as a concept, policy and ideal in European education policy documentation. The core European transnational organizatons - the Council of Europe and the European Union - have actively promoted policies to engender inclusive societies and respond to challenges that diversification may entail. This book, in turn, offers suggestions for improving education policies in super-diversified Europe and beyond, where there is an increasing need for cultural understanding and constructive dialogue. The authors utilize concept analysis to reveal how these organizations seek to deal with dialogue between cultures, as well as weight given to cultural differences and intercultural encounters. This book will be of interest and value to scholars of intercultural dialogue and European education policies. .
... been suggested as a must-have for instant information about the humanities in culture is The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, a 2002 offshoot of E. D. Hirsch's 1987 book Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know,”—a ...
Author: Marjorie Garber
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In Loaded Words the inimitable literary and cultural critic Marjorie Garber invites readers to join her in a rigorous and exuberant exploration of language. What links the pieces included in this vibrant new collection is the author’s contention that all words are inescapably loaded—that is, highly charged, explosive, substantial, intoxicating, fruitful, and overbrimming—and that such loading is what makes language matter. Garber casts her keen eye on terms from knowledge, belief, madness, interruption, genius, and celebrity to humanities, general education, and academia. Included here are an array of stirring essays, from the title piece, with its demonstration of the importance of language to our thinking about the world; to the superb “Mad Lib,” on the concept of madness from Mad magazine to debates between Foucault and Derrida; to pieces on Shakespeare, “the most culturally loaded name of our time,” and the Renaissance. With its wide range of cultural references and engaging style coupled with fresh intellectual inquiry, Loaded Words will draw in and enchant scholars, students, and general readers alike.
Houghton Mifflin, 1987), followed by The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy in 1988. This quote is from E. D. Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, and James Trefil, The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, revised, ...
Author: Alan Kadish
Publisher: Academic Studies PRess
The Jewish intellectual tradition has a long and complex history that has resulted in significant and influential works of scholarship. In this book, the authors suggest that there is a series of common principles that can be extracted from the Jewish intellectual tradition that have broad, even life-changing, implications for individual and societal achievement. These principles include respect for tradition while encouraging independent, often disruptive thinking; a precise system of logical reasoning in pursuit of the truth; universal education continuing through adulthood; and living a purposeful life. The main objective of this book is to understand the historical development of these principles and to demonstrate how applying them judiciously can lead to greater intellectual productivity, a more fulfilling existence, and a more advanced society.