Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories

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ISBN-10: 1612509525
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"Hirsch’s call for 'a better-educated citizenry' should be heeded by educators and administrators alike." --Publishers Weekly

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Why Knowledge Matters addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and data from France, E. D. Hirsch, Jr., provides new evidence for the argument that a carefully planned, knowledge-based elementary curriculum is essential to providing the foundations for children's life success and ensuring equal opportunity for students of all backgrounds.

"Knowledge matters! Anyone who has struggled to read an article stuffed with technical or legal jargon, or with arcane references to obscure places and events, has had a taste of what it's like to be a child who has been deprived of the cultural touchstones that literate adults take for granted. Hirsch is performing a brave and invaluable service by reminding us that proficient reading depends not just on skilled eyes and ears but on an educated mind."
--Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author of The Language Instinct and The Sense of Style

"Hirsch has done it again. He has produced the most clear and well-grounded argument for why a knowledge-centric education is critical for enhancing educational equity. He pulls no punches. Why Knowledge Matters provides thoughtful solutions to important education issues."
--Susan B. Neuman, professor and chair, Teaching and Learning Department, Steinhardt School, New York University

"If you are frustrated and angry about the over-testing of students, the narrowing of the curriculum, the scapegoating of teachers, and the persistence of the achievement gap, you must read this brilliant book. Hirsch persuasively explains how all these phenomena are related, and points the way forward to a better education for all."
--Daniel T. Willingham, professor, University of Virginia

E. D. Hirsch, Jr. is the founder of the Core Knowledge Foundation.


Product details

  • Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
  • Paperback : 280 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1612509525
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1612509525
  • Product Dimensions : 6.25 x 0.75 x 9.25 inches
  • Publisher : Harvard Education Press (September 20, 2016)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58 ratings
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