Book Discussion on The Making of Americans
E.D. Hirsch, Jr., talked about his book The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools (Yale University Press; September 15, 2009). In… read more
E.D. Hirsch, Jr., talked about his book The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools (Yale University Press; September 15, 2009). In his book he argues that rejection of academic content in favor of child-centered, how-to methods of teaching is the problem with early education and that closing the inequality gap means that a real content-based curriculum actually has to be taught in elementary school. He projected graphs to illustrate his talk and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
E.D. Hirsch, Jr., founder of the Core Knowledge Foundation, recently retired as University Professor of Education and Humanities and Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Emeritus, University of Virginia. His previous books include Cultural Literacy and The Knowledge Deficit. close
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