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Cultural Literacy

  • By: Elizabeth M. Fathman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

E. D. Hirsch, Jr., published the national bestseller Cultural Literacy in 1987, thereby sparking a lively debate about the value and desirability of a national educational canon. This debate was based, in part, on an incomplete understanding of Hirsch's proposition; nevertheless, ...

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