Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing our Children From Failed Educational Theories [Audiobook] download free by E. D. Hirsch

Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing our Children From Failed Educational Theories Audiobook download free by E. D. Hirsch
  • Listen audiobook: Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing our Children From Failed Educational Theories
  • Author: E. D. Hirsch
  • Release date: 2016/9/18
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Teaching Resources and Education
  • ISBN: 9781612509525
  • Rating: 9.03 of 10
  • Votes: 116
  • Review by: Avalyn Peyton
  • Review rating: 8.87 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/19
  • Duration: 3H25M49S in 256 kbps (56 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-10
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, MPEG4, FLAC, AU, MP3, TTA, WMA (compression TAR.Z, ACE, ZIP, TBZ, RAR, GZ, TZ)
  • Total pages original book: 280
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 17M4S (4.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences.Hirsch, author of The Knowledge Deficit, draws on recent findings in neuroscience and data from France to provide 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. In the absence of a clear, common curriculum, Hirsch contends that tests are reduced to measuring skills rather than content, and that students from disadvantaged backgrounds cannot develop the knowledge base to support high achievement. Hirsch advocates for updated policies based on a set of ideas that are consistent with current cognitive science, developmental psychology, and social science.The book focuses on six persistent problems of recent US education: the over-testing of students; the scapegoating of teachers; the fadeout of preschool gains; the narrowing of the curriculum; the continued achievement gap between demographic groups; and the reliance on standards that are not linked to a rigorous curriculum. Hirsch examines evidence from the United States and other nations that a coherent, knowledge-based approach to schooling has improved both achievement and equity wherever it has been instituted, supporting the argument that the most significant education reform and force for equality of opportunity and greater social cohesion is the reform of fundamental educational ideas.Why Knowledge Matters introduces a new generation of American educators to Hirsch's astute and passionate analysis.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy & Theory Of Education, Organization & Management Of Education, Primary & Middle Schools, Educational Strategies & Policy, Educational Psychology
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 41.81 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x17.78mm
  • Weight: 385.55g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Cambridge, United States

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