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The Resource The knowledge deficit : closing the shocking education gap for American children, E.D. Hirsch, Jr

The knowledge deficit : closing the shocking education gap for American children, E.D. Hirsch, Jr

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The knowledge deficit : closing the shocking education gap for American children
Title
The knowledge deficit
Title remainder
closing the shocking education gap for American children
Statement of responsibility
E.D. Hirsch, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
Hirsch shows why American students perform less well than students in other industrialized countries. Drawing on classroom observation, the history of ideas, and current scientific understanding of the patterns of intellectual growth, he builds the case that our schools have indeed made progress in teaching the mechanics of reading, but do not convey the more complex and essential content needed for reading comprehension. Hirsch reasons that literacy depends less on formal reading 'skills' and more on exposure to rich knowledge. His argument gives parents specific tools for enhancing their child's ability to read with comprehension; shows how No-Child-Left-Behind tests and SATs are measuring a kind of knowledge that is not being taught in our schools; and maps out how American schools can become a strong antidote to poverty and to the race-based achievement gap, and thus fulfill our democratic ideal for our children.--From publisher description
Summary
Analyzes the state of modern American education, arguing that our schools do not convey complex content needed for reading comprehension and links lack of reading comprehension to poor performance; furnishes specific tools for parents on how to enhance a child's ability to read with comprehension; and maps out how American schools can become an antidote to poverty and fulfill our democratic ideal for our children
Writing style
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211810
Cataloging source
DLC
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1928-
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Hirsch, E. D.
Dewey number
428.4/071
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1050
LC item number
.H567 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Reading
  • Reading
  • Literacy
  • Education
Target audience
adult
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closing the shocking education gap for American children
Label
The knowledge deficit : closing the shocking education gap for American children, E.D. Hirsch, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-158) and index
Contents
The origins of the knowledge deficit -- Sounding out : just the beginning of reading -- Knowledge of language -- Knowledge of things -- Using school time productively -- Using tests productively -- Achieving commonality and fairness
Control code
ocm61361532
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 169 p.
Isbn
9780618657315
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2005023075
Other control number
9780618657315
Label
The knowledge deficit : closing the shocking education gap for American children, E.D. Hirsch, Jr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-158) and index
Contents
The origins of the knowledge deficit -- Sounding out : just the beginning of reading -- Knowledge of language -- Knowledge of things -- Using school time productively -- Using tests productively -- Achieving commonality and fairness
Control code
ocm61361532
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 169 p.
Isbn
9780618657315
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2005023075
Other control number
9780618657315

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