By Provenzo, Eugene F.By Apple, Michael W.
In Critical Literacy , Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. challenges E. D. Hirsch's assumptions about culture and education. Calling for a broader and more democratic vision than Hirsch, Provenzo critiques Hirsch's legacy up through the current conservative educational agenda for education w...hich, he argues, denies, not only the United States' diversity, but its democratic traditions of democratic participation. His book shows why critical faculties and skills of students are essential not only to the success of individual students but to their participation in a healthy democracy. Provenzo offers a list of 5,000 things every educated American ought to know - none of them the same items as those included on Hirsch's list in Cultural Literacy . Critical Literacy is essential reading for those concerned with our schools and the future of our children.Read more
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Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. is a professor at the University of Miami School of Education and the author most recently of Teaching and Learning in American Society: A 21st Century Perspective (Allyn & Bacon, 2002).
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