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Author Hirsch, E. D. (Eric Donald), 1928-

Title The schools we need and why we don't have them / E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Published New York : Doubleday, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  370.973 HIRS    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xiii, 317 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [290]-302) and index.
Summary As renowned educator and author E. D. Hirsch, Jr., argues in The Schools We Need, in disdaining content-based curricula for abstract - and discredited - theories of how a child learns, the ideas uniformly taught by our schools have done terrible harm to America's students. Instead of preparing our children for the highly competitive, information-based economy in which we now live, our school practices have severely curtailed their ability, and desire, to learn. There is a solution. Mainstream research has shown that if children - all children, not just the privileged - are taught in ways that emphasize hard work, the learning of facts, and rigorous testing, their enthusiasm for school will grow, their test scores will rise, and they will become successful citizens in the information-age civilization.
Subject Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Education -- United States -- Philosophy.
Educational change -- United States.
Education -- Social aspects -- United States.
Variant Title Schools we need
ISBN 0385484577