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Cultural Literacy.

CULTURAL LITERACY. E.D. Hirsch, Jr. New York: Vantage Books, 1988. 152 pp., softbound, $8.95.

In this forceful statement, the author argues that children in the United States are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. Hirsch states that young people lack a grasp of background information that writers and speakers assume their audiences have and that they are unable to comprehend the social structures, communication forms and business demands that assume such a background. While not directed to any specific content area, this is an excellent reference for curriculum development in any discipline
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Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 1, 1991
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