The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

Provides an outline of the knowledge that should be acquired by the end of sixth grade in twenty-one subject areas.

Author: William G. Rowland

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618408535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 306

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Provides an outline of the knowledge that should be acquired by the end of sixth grade in twenty-one subject areas.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

Provides information on ideas concerning people, places, ideas, and events currently under discussion, including gene therapy, NAFTA, pheromones, and Kwanzaa.

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618226474

Category: Reference

Page: 647

View: 851

Provides information on ideas concerning people, places, ideas, and events currently under discussion, including gene therapy, NAFTA, pheromones, and Kwanzaa.

A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

Presents an outline of the knowledge that should be acquired by the end of sixth grade

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780395599013

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 271

View: 186

Presents an outline of the knowledge that should be acquired by the end of sixth grade

Cultural Literacy Arts Education

Reflections on Cultural Literacy and Arts Education E . D . Hirsch , Jr . In the room
the women come and go Talking of ... along with his Dictionary of Cultural
Literacy , with Joseph F . Kett and James Trefil , and A First Dictionary of Cultural
 ...

Author: Ralph Alexander Smith

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252062155

Category: Education

Page: 171

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Thirteen experts in the visual arts, literature, music, dance, and theater responded to the arguments of E. D. Hirsch's "Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know", focusing particularily on his alarm at the serious slippage that has occurred in the background knowledge and information prerequisite for effective communication. These authorities addressed two questions: (1) What it means for people to be "literate" (that is, able to understand communications and have relevant experiences) in various art forms? (2) What sorts of context should such individuals bring to their encounters with works in these art forms and what would that imply for arts education? The contributing specialists are E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Harry S. Broudy, Jerrold Levinson, Patti P. Gillespie, Walter H. Clark, Jr., John Adkins Richardson, Francis Sparshott, Clifton Olds, Marcia Muelder Eaton, Ronald Berman, Lucian Krukowski, Michael J. Parsons, and David J. Elliot. (KM)

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory

to addressing writing skills in The Philosophy of reform for which Cultural Literacy
calls , Hirsch Composition ( 1977 ) , Hirsch ... A First Dictionary of Cultural
Literacy : What with Hirsch's position are that we actually Our Children Need to
Know .

Author: Irene Rima Makaryk

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802068606

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

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The last half of the twentieth century has seen the emergence of literary theory as a new discipline. As with any body of scholarship, various schools of thought exist, and sometimes conflict, within it. I.R. Makaryk has compiled a welcome guide to the field. Accessible and jargon-free, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory provides lucid, concise explanations of myriad approaches to literature that have arisen over the past forty years. Some 170 scholars from around the world have contributed their expertise to this volume. Their work is organized into three parts. In Part I, forty evaluative essays examine the historical and cultural context out of which new schools of and approaches to literature arose. The essays also discuss the uses and limitations of the various schools, and the key issues they address. Part II focuses on individual theorists. It provides a more detailed picture of the network of scholars not always easily pigeonholed into the categories of Part I. This second section analyses the individual achievements, as well as the influence, of specific scholars, and places them in a larger critical context. Part III deals with the vocabulary of literary theory. It identifies significant, complex terms, places them in context, and explains their origins and use. Accessibility is a key feature of the work. By avoiding jargon, providing mini-bibliographies, and cross-referencing throughout, Makaryk has provided an indispensable tool for literary theorists and historians and for all scholars and students of contemporary criticism and culture.

Multicultural and Ethnic Children s Literature in the United States

E. D. Hirsch Jr., Joseph F. Kett, and James Trefil, The Dictionary of Cultural
Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993);
ED. Hirsch Jr., A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (Boston: Houghton Mifflin,
1989).

Author: Donna L. Gilton

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461669766

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 106

Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States describes the history and characteristics of ethnic and multicultural children's literature in the U.S., as well as related materials published elsewhere.

Irony s Edge

——(1987) Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, with J. Kett
and J. Trefil, Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ——(ed.) (1988) The Dictionary of Cultural
Literacy, Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ——(1989) A First Dictionary of Cultural ...

Author: Linda Hutcheon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134937547

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 280

The edge of irony, says Linda Hutcheon, is always a social and political edge. Irony depends upon interpretation; it happens in the tricky, unpredictable space between expression and understanding. Irony's Edge is a fascinating, compulsively readable study of the myriad forms and the effects of irony. It sets out, for the first time, a sustained, clear analysis of the theory and the political contexts of irony, using a wide range of references from contemporary culture. Examples extend from Madonna to Wagner, from a clever quip in conversation to a contentious exhibition in a museum. Irony's Edge outlines and then challenges all the major existing theories of irony, providing the most comprehensive and critically challengin theory of irony to date.

The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 619

View: 301

Defines the people, places, sayings, and ideas representing essential information for literate Americans

Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers

SRI REQUIRES A RESEARCH-BASED CURRICULUM In addition to a pervasive
and persuasive reading culture that is ... wrote in his preface to A First Dictionary
of Cultural Literacy, Our schools' emphasis on skills rather than knowledge has ...

Author: Elaine K. McEwan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483363023

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 908

This essential reading instruction teaching tool offers hard evidence to show how effective readers use specific strategies to extract and comprehend information.

Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools

I heartily concur with E. D. Hirsch (1989), who wrote in his preface to A First
Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, “Our schools' emphasis on skills rather than
knowledge has . . . had the unintended Teach Every Student How to Read to
Learn • 89 ...

Author: Elaine K. McEwan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483363988

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 972

This second edition enhances the "five big ideas" for raising reading achievement with seven cognitive strategies and more than twenty "teaching for learning" tips for daily instruction.

The Publishers Weekly

From the author of Cultural Literacy and The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy THE
FIRST DICTIONARY OF CULTURAL LITERACY What Our Children Need to
Know - E.D. Hirsch , Jr. More than 2,000 entries ranging from mythology to
technology ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 262


Library Journal

AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY Second College Edition The most
authoritative of all dictionaries with more than ... 21.95 cl ISBN 0-395-43748-2
THE FIRST DICTIONARY OF CULTURAL LITERACY 1 More than 2,000 entries
ranging ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Kister s Best Encyclopedias

Author: Kenneth F. Kister

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 506

View: 625

Describes and reviews both print and electronic encyclopedias and offers advice on selecting an encyclopedia

Imaging Literacy

What if class equates to cultural difference no matter how brilliantly conceived
new curriculums may become ? ... ( Boston : Houghton Mifflin , 1988 ) and E.D.
Hirsch , Jr. , A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy : What Our Children Need to
Know .

Author: Ramona Fernandez

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Discourse analysis

Page: 736

View: 575


Guide to Reference Books for School Media Centers

172 A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy : What Our Children Need to Know . ...
The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy addresses subjects “ widely recognized for
more than fifteen years , " or that seem “ likely to be recognized by a majority of
the ...

Author: Margaret Irby Nichols

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 463

View: 659

Lists the best reference materials in the arts and sciences that meet the needs of elementary, secondary, vocational, and junior college students and teachers

The Home School Source Book

A FIRST DICTIONARY OF CULTURAL LITERACY: What Our Children Need to
Know, E. D. Hirsch, Jr. This book is even more controversial than Hirsch's other
two, but I think those who object that "Hirsch is telling us what to teach our kids"
are ...

Author: Donn Reed

Publisher: Glassville, N.B. : Brook Farm Books

ISBN: 9780919761247

Category: Home schooling

Page: 266

View: 661


Imagining Literacy

Rhizomes of Knowledge in American Culture and Literature Ramona Fernandez.
cifically Feminist Historical Materialism . ... 1989a . A First Dictionary of Cultural
Literacy : What Our Children Need to Know . Boston : Houghton Mifflin . - 1989b .

Author: Ramona Fernandez

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 435

* Analysis of the ideological trappings of literacy, including visual and cultural texts such as Disney theme parks and major museums * Shows how traditional literacy disadvantages those from multi-cultural backgrounds * Uses semiotics to contextualise racism and class privilege in education * Deconstructs dictionaries and encyclopaedias as ideological texts

The Knowledge Deficit

In this persuasive book, the esteemed education critic, activist, and best-selling author E.D. Hirsch, Jr., shows that although schools are teaching the mechanics of reading, they fail to convey the knowledge needed for the more complex and ...

Author: E. D. Hirsch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547346960

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 882

The Knowledge Deficit illuminates the real issue in education today -- without an effective curriculum, American students are losing the global education race. In this persuasive book, the esteemed education critic, activist, and best-selling author E.D. Hirsch, Jr., shows that although schools are teaching the mechanics of reading, they fail to convey the knowledge needed for the more complex and essential skill of reading comprehension. Hirsch corrects popular misconceptions about hot issues in education, such as standardized testing, and takes to task educators' claims that they are powerless to overcome class differences. Ultimately, this essential book gives parents and teachers specific tools for enhancing children's abilities to fully understand what they read.

What Goes Around Comes Around

Other Lies Adults Tell Kids Cultural Literacy : What Every American Needs to
Know . ... of Cultural Literacy ( Hirsch , Kett , and Trefil , 1988 ) , with updated
editions , and A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy : What Our Children Need to
Know ...

Author: Kimberly Lau

Publisher: Utah State University Press

ISBN: 9780874215922

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 977

In this collection of essays prominent folklorists look at varied modern uses and contexts of proverbs and proverbial speech, some traditional and conventional, others new and unexpected. After the editors' introduction discussing the history and status of attempts to define proverbs, describing their contemporary circulation, and acknowledging the especially important work of paremiologist Wolfgang Meider, the contributions examine the continuing pervasiveness and idiomatic relevance of proverbs in modern culture.

The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook

Needs to Know: Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning. Also see
Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know (right) and A First
Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Our Children Need to Know (page 20).
Creative Projects ...

Author: Rebecca Rupp

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780609801093

Category: Education

Page: 865

View: 934

Lists all the resources needed to create a balanced curriculum for homeschooling--from preschool to high school level