ERIC Number: EJ581018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Questioning Core Assumptions: A Critical Reading of and Response to E.D. Hirsch's "The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them." Essay Review.
Buras, Kristen L.
Harvard Educational Review, v69 n1 p67-93 Spr 1999
Reveals and calls into question Hirsch's core assumptions, locating them within neoconservatism. Assumptions include the following: progressivist monopoly in schools; curriculum incoherence; education as a cognitive-technical process; deficits in children's cultural background; and the existence of a common culture. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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