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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 55 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.com Release Date: December 14, 2005
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000D1UZMY
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Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know Audiobook – Unabridged
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The book is not really 272 pp long. The last 120 pages consists of footnotes and the "list" of what Americans should be familiar with in order to be "literate." This is basically an introduction; no specific curriculum is recommended.
What I found helpful is that Hirsch also gives us the historical background of why the classical tradition was dropped for the more "child-centered" and process-driven system, and the faulty logic that was accepted in that changeover.
If you are a classical educator or considering such, or just want another perspective on what is wrong with our current educational system, I think you should read this book.