The Knowledge Deficit

Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children
Product Number: EB00030523
Released: Apr 01, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547346960
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Description

The Knowledge Deficit illuminates the real issue in education today-without an effective curriculum, American students are losing the global education race. In this persuasive book, the esteemed education critic, activist, and best-selling author E.D. Hirsch, Jr., shows that although schools are teaching the mechanics of reading, they fail to convey the knowledge needed for the more complex and essential skill of reading comprehension. Hirsch corrects popular misconceptions about hot issues in education, such as standardized testing, and takes to task educators' claims that they are powerless to overcome class differences. Ultimately, this essential book gives parents and teachers specific tools for enhancing children's abilities to fully understand what they read.

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Author(s): E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2007

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