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Partington, Geoffrey – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Maintains that E. D. Hirsch's book, "Cultural Literacy," is based on an anthropological rather than a normative view of societies and, therefore, does not claim that one society is more cultured than another. Concludes that historical understanding or other forms of cultural literacy requires wider criteria of significance than Hirsch…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Traits, Democratic Values
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Orwin, Clifford; Forbes, H. D. – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Summarizes E. D. Hirsch's book, "Cultural Literacy," focusing on four separate arguments. Compares U.S. and Canadian education and society, particularly in relationship to multiculturalism and bilingualism. Concludes that Hirsch trivializes culture by presenting as no more than a common convention of effective national communication.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background
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Phillips, Douglas A. – International Journal of Social Education, 1990
Explores the vital development of the Pacific Rim. Advocates integrating the study of this region into social studies curricula. Criticizes the Eurocentric bias that results in ignoring the Pacific Rim's geography, history, literature, and languages. Reports on social studies programs, primarily in Alaska schools, where study of the Pacific Rim…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation