The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618226474
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Provides information on ideas concerning people, places, ideas, and events currently under discussion, including gene therapy, NAFTA, pheromones, and Kwanzaa.

Cultural Literacy

Author: E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0394758439
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Argues that American children are deprived of cultural literacy

Cultural Literacy and Arts Education

Author: Ralph Alexander Smith
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252062155
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Thirteen experts in the visual arts, literature, music, dance, and theater responded to the arguments of E. D. Hirsch's "Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know", focusing particularily on his alarm at the serious slippage that has occurred in the background knowledge and information prerequisite for effective communication. These authorities addressed two questions: (1) What it means for people to be "literate" (that is, able to understand communications and have relevant experiences) in various art forms? (2) What sorts of context should such individuals bring to their encounters with works in these art forms and what would that imply for arts education? The contributing specialists are E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Harry S. Broudy, Jerrold Levinson, Patti P. Gillespie, Walter H. Clark, Jr., John Adkins Richardson, Francis Sparshott, Clifton Olds, Marcia Muelder Eaton, Ronald Berman, Lucian Krukowski, Michael J. Parsons, and David J. Elliot. (KM)

Cross cultural Literacy

Author: Steven F. Arvizu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135123708X
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Originally published in 1992. This book advocates and demonstrates the benefits of an anthropological approach that recognizes the centrality of culture in the educational process. This approach encompasses knowledge and understanding of other cultures’ patterns of interaction, values, institutions, metaphors and symbols as well as cross-cultural communication skills. Ethnographic studies of multi-ethnic classrooms and schools in their community context are presented in this excellent volume with a view to informing practice and policy concerning the education of language minority students and teachers, and anyone with an interest in foreign language education and bilingual education.

Communication and Culture

Author: Tony Schirato
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446236093
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From Saussure to Bourdieu, from Freud to Fouclault, this book outlines a range of theoretical approaches to the study of communication and culture. Concepts are introduced in everyday particular contexts to demonstrate the essential skills of textual analysis. The book focuses on three primary' systems of communication: spoken, written and visual. Examples are chosen from contemporary popular culture and common social and cultural practices in a range of media, including newspapers, magazines, television, film, politics, internet discussions and ordinary speech.

From Literature to Cultural Literacy

Author: N. Segal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137429704
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Researchers in the new field of literary-and-cultural studies look at social issues – especially issues of change and mobility – through the lens of literary thinking. The essays range from cultural memory and migration to electronic textuality and biopolitics.

Test Your Cultural Literacy IQ

Author: Diane Zahler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743475785
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A practical handbook for students and trivia buffs utilizes a host of multiple-choice questions to test readers' knowledge of American and world history, geography, science, art and architecture, music, literature, myth and religion, quotations, current events, and other topics. Reprint.

Cultural Literacy for the Common Core

Author: Bonnie M. Davis
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936764423
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Build your cultural literacy while inspiring deep, thoughtful, unbiased thinking in students. Discover a six-step framework for becoming culturally literate that complements the Common Core and encourages students to be at the center of learning. Explore how to develop teacher-student relationships, engage in collaborative conversations, and encourage feedback to give voice to the increasingly diverse student body found in today’s classrooms