What Every American Needs to Know
Eugene F, Provenzo Jr
- ISBN: 9781594510892
- Extent: 168pp
- Release Date: 20 Jul 2006
- Size: 216mm x 140mm
- Format: Paperback
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- Category: Education
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In Critical Literacy Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. challenges E. D. Hirsch’s assumptions
about culture and education. Calling for a broader and more democratic vision
than Hirsch, Provenzo critiques Hirsch’s legacy up through the current
conservative educational agenda for education which, he argues, denies, not only
the United States’ diversity, but its democratic traditions of democratic
participation. His book shows why critical faculties and skills of students are
essential not only to the success of individual students but to their participation
in a healthy democracy.
Provenzo offers a list of 5,000 things every educated American ought to know—
none of them the same items as those included on Hirsch’s list in Cultural
Literacy. Critical Literacy is essential reading for those concerned with our schools
and the future of our children.
About The Author
Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. is a professor at the University of Miami School of Education and the author most recently of Teaching and Learning in American Society: A 21st Century Perspective (Allyn & Bacon, 2002).