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Cultural Literacy

  1. 1. E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
  2. 2. <ul><li>SPECIFIC CONTENT TRANSMITTED TO CHILDREN IN EDUCATION . </li></ul><ul><li>NATURAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN IN EDUCATION. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Acknowledges Rousseau as the chief source of his educational principles. Children should learn from typical experiences. He assumed that early education did not need to be tied to a specific content. Dewey is believed to be one whose ideas were deeply influential in American education theories . </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>To be literate: </li></ul><ul><li>is to be able to understand the spoken and written word. </li></ul><ul><li>Is to be able to communicate effectively with others across the nation. </li></ul><ul><li>To be literate: </li></ul><ul><li>Is to have the ability to communicate using stable written forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Is to be able to understand more than the surface meanings of words. </li></ul>
  5. 5. According to Hirsch, real literacy depends on an &quot;acquaintance with one's national culture&quot; -- thus the term &quot;cultural literacy.&quot; He likens cultural literacy to the kind of knowledge that allows a person to pick up a newspaper and comprehend what he or she is reading. It is that shared body of information about mainstream culture that every American must possess to communicate efficiently and participate effectively in society .
  6. 6. <ul><li>Pride in our country </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Historical Education </li></ul>
  7. 10. a cappella to appeasement appendectomy to Berkshires Berlin to Caesar Cain and Abel to Civil War cladistics to cross-fertilization Cross of Gold speech to Doppler effect Doric to exeunt existentialism to Ganges River Gang of Four to Hamas
  8. 11. Hamburg to immunization impeachment to Jung, Carl junk bonds to loaves and fishes lobby to Mennonites menopause to Nation, Carry Native Americans to opera operating system to Pike’s Peak
  9. 12. Pilate, Pontius to Pyrrhic victory Pythagorean theorem to rugged individualism Ruhr Valley to sitting pretty Six-Day War to sunspots Super Bowl to Tippecanoe and Tyler too Typographical to Viking spacecraft
  10. 13. “ The Village Blacksmith ” to zygote
  11. 14. <ul><li>Means to share a common language from coast to coast. </li></ul><ul><li>Be taught about the rich heritage of American culture. </li></ul><ul><li>To have a firm grasp of Mathematical and Scientific concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>To be exposed to both modern and classical literature. </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>National Literacy enables us to communicate effectively throughout the nation. </li></ul><ul><li>Is based on the knowledge we possess about language. </li></ul><ul><li>Enables us to communicate amongst different specialties in different places. </li></ul><ul><li>Gives us the background knowledge which allows us to communicate in a short, efficient fashion. </li></ul>
  13. 20. <ul><li>How culturally literate are YOU? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.readfaster.com/culturalliteracy/ </li></ul>

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