The Making of Americans; Democracy and Our Schools

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2010-08-31
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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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. Book jacket.

Author Biography

E. D. Hirsch, Jr., founder of the Core Knowledge Foundation, recently retired as professor of education and humanities at the University of Virginia. His previous books include Cultural Literacy and The Knowledge Deficit.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Inspiring Idea of the Common Schoolp. 1
Sixty Years without a Curriculump. 34
Transethnic America and the Civic Corep. 65
Linguistic America and the Public Spherep. 94
Competence and Equality Narrowing the Two Achievement Gapsp. 123
Competence and Community Renewing Public Educationp. 152
Core Knowledge History/ Geography Thread, K-2p. 189
Content is Skill, Skill Contentp. 210
Notesp. 223
Acknowledgmentsp. 248
Indexp. 249
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