Cultural Literacy

What Every American Needs to Know

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 251

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Argues that American children are deprived of cultural literacy

The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

What Your Child Needs to Know

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 306

View: 868

Provides an outline of the knowledge that should be acquired by the end of sixth grade in twenty-one subject areas.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 647

View: 738

Provides information on ideas concerning people, places, ideas, and events currently under discussion, including gene therapy, NAFTA, pheromones, and Kwanzaa.

The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 619

View: 615

Defines the people, places, sayings, and ideas representing essential information for literate Americans

Knowledge in English

Canon, Curriculum and Cultural Literacy

Author: Victoria Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 493

Focusing on a key area of debate within the world of secondary English, the ‘knowledge-based curriculum’, this book explores in detail the question of knowledge in the teaching of English in secondary schools, drawing on specific concrete cases and a range of academic theories. Knowledge in English also investigates how to teach both facts and skills through the required texts to produce a balanced educational experience. Elliott brings together classic texts with contemporary knowledge and viewpoints to critically examine teaching in the English literature classroom, and situates them within the broader cultural and political context. The book includes discussions on race and gender in texts, Shakespeare and his influence, facts and emotions in poetry, and reading experiences. Knowledge in English is a foundational and accessible guide for researchers, practitioners, teacher educators and teachers around the world. It is a valuable resource for those involved in the English curriculum to keep the subject relevant and useful to students in the contemporary classroom.

Cultural Literacy & Arts Education

Author: Ralph Alexander Smith

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 171

View: 255

Thirteen experts in the visual arts, literature, music, dance, and theater responded to the arguments of E. D. Hirsch's "Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know", focusing particularily on his alarm at the serious slippage that has occurred in the background knowledge and information prerequisite for effective communication. These authorities addressed two questions: (1) What it means for people to be "literate" (that is, able to understand communications and have relevant experiences) in various art forms? (2) What sorts of context should such individuals bring to their encounters with works in these art forms and what would that imply for arts education? The contributing specialists are E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Harry S. Broudy, Jerrold Levinson, Patti P. Gillespie, Walter H. Clark, Jr., John Adkins Richardson, Francis Sparshott, Clifton Olds, Marcia Muelder Eaton, Ronald Berman, Lucian Krukowski, Michael J. Parsons, and David J. Elliot. (KM)

Cultural Literacy for the Common Core

Six Steps to Powerful Practical Instruction for All Learners

Author: Bonnie M. Davis

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 129

Build your cultural literacy while inspiring deep, thoughtful, unbiased thinking in students. Discover a six-step framework for becoming culturally literate that complements the Common Core and encourages students to be at the center of learning. Explore how to develop teacher-student relationships, engage in collaborative conversations, and encourage feedback to give voice to the increasingly diverse student body found in today’s classrooms

From Literature to Cultural Literacy

Author: Naomi Segal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 726

Researchers in the new field of literary-and-cultural studies look at social issues – especially issues of change and mobility – through the lens of literary thinking. The essays range from cultural memory and migration to electronic textuality and biopolitics.

The Global Manager’s Guide to Cultural Literacy

Author: Christine Uber Grosse

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

View: 540

Global managers need to communicate and connect with many different cultures. The new language of business is cultural literacy, which encompasses basic knowledge of business language, culture and the local economy. This book provides a general overview and specific examples of cultural literacy. It will provide managers with a basic understanding of the business language, culture and economy of seven countries in the G-20, including Brazil, Mexico and the US in the Americas, China and South Korea in Asia, and France and Germany in Europe. For global managers, knowing even the basics about a country’s culture, language and economy is invaluable for making connections, doing business, and communicating across cultures. Clearly managers do not have time to learn the language of every country they visit. However, they can invest time to develop basic cultural literacy of the countries to which they travel. Cultural literacy gives them a baseline of knowledge to connect with customers, suppliers and co-workers, and shows respect for people and their culture. It also helps businesspeople find common ground on which to build business relationships. This volume offers business students and managers a quick introduction to language basics and cultural knowledge, and familiarity with the business environment of seven countries. In addition, it provides a template for developing basic business language literacy, and building business connections with people from other countries.

Developing Cultural Literacy Through the Writing Process

Empowering All Learners

Author: Barbara C. Palmer

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 687

This work promotes the expansion of cultural literacy with the development of process-based writing. It examines each stage of the writing process, emphasizing the recursive and overlapping nature of the stages. Using many related model activities, it shows classroom and prospective teachers how to develop the writing process while expanding the child's knowledge base and providing opportunities for the child to think critically.

From Literature to Cultural Literacy

Author: Naomi Segal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 322

Researchers in the new field of literary-and-cultural studies look at social issues – especially issues of change and mobility – through the lens of literary thinking. The essays range from cultural memory and migration to electronic textuality and biopolitics.

Cultural Literacy and Empathy in Education Practice

Author: Gabriel García Ochoa

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 260

This book explores a new approach to cultural literacy. Taking a pedagogical perspective, it looks at the skills, knowledge, and abilities involved in understanding and interpreting cultural differences, and proposes new ways of approaching such differences as sources of richness in intercultural and interdisciplinary collaborations. Cultural Literacy and Empathy in Education Practice balances theory with practice, providing practical examples for educators who wish to incorporate cultural literacy into their teaching. The book includes case studies, interviews with teachers and students, and examples of exercises and assessments, all backed by years of robust scholarly research.

Cross-cultural Literacy

Ethnographies of Communication in Multiethnic Classrooms

Author: Steven F. Arvizu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 564

View: 407

Originally published in 1992. This book advocates and demonstrates the benefits of an anthropological approach that recognizes the centrality of culture in the educational process. This approach encompasses knowledge and understanding of other cultures’ patterns of interaction, values, institutions, metaphors and symbols as well as cross-cultural communication skills. Ethnographic studies of multi-ethnic classrooms and schools in their community context are presented in this excellent volume with a view to informing practice and policy concerning the education of language minority students and teachers, and anyone with an interest in foreign language education and bilingual education.

Literacy Across Languages and Cultures

Author: Bernardo M. Ferdman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 346

View: 365

This book examines the linkage between literacy and linguistic diversity, embedding them in their social and cultural contexts. It illustrates that a more complete understanding of literacy among diverse populations and in multicultural societies requires attention to issues of literacy per se as well as to improving an educational process that has relevance beyond members of majority cultures and linguistic groups. The focus of the book is on the social and cultural contexts in which literacy develops and is enacted, with an emphasis on the North American situation. Educators and researchers are discovering that cognitive approaches, while very valuable, are insufficient by themselves to answer important questions about literacy in heterogeneous societies. By considering the implications of family, school, culture, society, and nation for literary processes, the book answers the following questions. In a multi-ethnic context, what does it mean to be literate? What are the processes involved in becoming and being literate in a second language? In what ways is literacy in a second language similar and in what ways is it different from mother-tongue literacy? What factors must be understood to better describe and facilitate literacy acquisition among members of ethnic and linguistic minorities? What are some current approaches that are being used to accomplish this? These are vital questions for researchers and educators in a world that has a large number of immigrants, a variety of multi-ethnic and multi-lingual societies, and an increasing degree of multinational activity. Beyond addressing applied concerns, attending to these questions can provide new insights into basic aspects of literacy.

Literate Systems and Individual Lives

Perspectives on Literacy and Schooling

Author: Edward M. Jennings

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 975

This book raises important questions concerning the "shame" of illiteracy. What does it mean to students to be drawn into a world where family and friends cannot follow? Can the same person appear literate and illiterate at the same time? Is literacy, for that matter, an either/or condition? Does it "hurt" to be illiterate in more than one language, more than one culture? To whom can literacy education be a threat instead of a promise? The chapters in this book confront the unknowable implication of joining literate systems, and carry us toward an understanding that can help literacy practitioners and policy-makers at local, national, and international levels to better understand the issues involved in this important area of work.

Literacy as Social Exchange

Intersections of Class, Gender, and Culture

Author: Maureen M. Hourigan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

View: 130

Literacy as Social Exchange examines the intersection of culture and literacy education. In particular, it explores the roles that class, race, ethnicity, and gender play in students’ learning to negotiate the conventions of academic discourse. It argues that recent literacy scholarship has tended to isolate class, gender, and culture as discrete, marginalizing factors, but such isolation may unintentionally silence voices from non-Western, non-mainstream cultures. Writing program administrators and writing teachers who are interested in constructing programs that address the needs of all students in increasingly multicultural classrooms, will need to examine how cultural factors influence the way students learn to read, write, and think critically. The author points out that some of the most influential scholars writing about the plight of underprivileged writers teach at some of the most exclusive institutions in the nation. These “basic writers” are not nearly so disadvantaged as many of the student writers most writing teachers encounter every day. The author explores enrollment trends in higher education that indicate conclusively that writing classrooms will soon be filled with students from non-Western, non-mainstream cuiltures. Because these students’ rhetorical and literacy traditions will be unlike both those of their teachers and of the “basic writers” upon which so much literacy scholarship focuses, educators and literacy scholars need to increasingly conceptualize literacy in its larger political, social, and economic contexts.

Teaching Academic Literacy

The Uses of Teacher-research in Developing A Writing Program

Author: Katherine L. Weese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 203

Teaching Academic Literacy provides a unique outlook on a first-year writing program's evolution by bringing together a group of related essays that analyze, from various angles, how theoretical concepts about writing actually operate in real students' writing. Based on the beginning writing program developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a course that asks students to consider what it means to be a literate member of a community, the essays in the collection explore how students become (and what impedes their progress in becoming) authorities in writing situations. Key features of this volume include: * demonstrations of how research into specific teaching problems (e.g., the problem of authority in beginning writers' work) can be conducted by examining student work through a variety of lenses such as task interpretation, collaboration, and conference, so that instructors can understand what factors influence students, and can then use what they have learned to reshape their teaching practices; * adaptability of theory and research to develop a course that engages basic writers with challenging ideas; * a model of how a large writing program can be administered, particularly in regards to the integration of research and curriculum development; and * integration of literary and composition theories.

Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts

Sponsored by the International Reading Association

Author: James Flood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 936

View: 127

The Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts, a comprehensive overview of research on this topic, extends conceptualizations of literacy to include all of the communicative arts (reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing) and the visual arts of drama, dance, film, art, video, and computer technology.