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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reading
  • Reading
  • Literacy
  • Education
Label
The knowledge deficit : closing the shocking education gap for American children, E.D. Hirsch, Jr
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
596775
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9780618657315
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2005023075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780618657315
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780618657315
Label
The knowledge deficit : closing the shocking education gap for American children, E.D. Hirsch, Jr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
596775
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9780618657315
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2005023075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780618657315
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780618657315

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