The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them

The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Offers a plan for reforming American education by emphasizing the teaching of facts and skills rather than the "hands-off" encouragement of independent learning

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of the best-selling Cultural Literacy offers a plan for reforming American education by emphasizing the vigorous teaching of facts and skills rather than the "hands-off" encouragement of independent learning common today. 60,000 first printing. $60,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1996
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385484572
0385484577
Branch Call Number: 370.973 Hi 1996
Characteristics: xiii, 317 pages ; 25 cm

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