From the bestselling author of "Cultural Literacy," a passionate and cogent argument for reforming the way we teach our children
Why, after decades of commissions, reforms, and efforts at innovation, do our schools continue to disappoint us? In this comprehensive and thought-provoking book, educational theorist E. D. Hirsch, Jr. offers a masterful analysis of how American ideas about education have veered off course, what we must do to right them, and most importantly "why." He argues that the core problem with American education is that educational theorists, especially in the early grades, have for the past sixty years rejected academic content in favor of "child-centered" and "how-to" learning theories that are at odds with how children really learn. The result is failing schools and widening inequality, as only children from content-rich (usually better-off) homes can take advantage of the schools' educational methods.
Hirsch unabashedly confronts the education establishment, arguing that a content-based curriculum is essential to addressing social and economic inequality. A nationwide, specific, grade-by-grade curriculum established in the early school grades can help fulfill one of America's oldest and most compelling dreams: to give all children, regardless of language, religion, or origins, the opportunity to participate as equals and become competent citizens. Hirsch not only reminds us of these inspiring ideals, he offers an ambitious and specific plan for achieving them.
Автор: Coirer Et Al Название: Beauty Singular Plural ISBN: 9058562468 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789058562463 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 58440 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: This year, Design Vlaanderen organises the fifth Triennial for Design, a prestigious exhibition in the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels. The Triennial
wants to put Flemish design into the spotlight by means of a central theme. This edition's theme is beauty.
This book, based on the exhibition in the Royal Museum, contains a
number of articles on beauty and gives an overview of all participating designers. Beauty is investigated by means of chairs and dishes, starting with an archetype of these objects, and
ending with very lavishly elaborated or a typical chairs or dishes. This selection is completed with a number of other objects.
In this way, the unity and the heterogeneity of
beauty is displayed. Furthermore, contemporary design is confronted with historical art pieces, carefully chosen by Belgian designers.
Автор: Dahl Название: Dilemmas Pluralist Democracy ISBN: 0300030762 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300030761 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 33210 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Continuing his career-long exploration of modern democracy, Dahl addresses a question that has long vexed students of political theory: the place of independent organizations, associations, or special interest groups within the democratic state.--The Wilson Quarterly "There is probably no greater expert today on the subject of democratic theory than Dahl....His proposal for an ultimate adoption here of a 'decentralized socialist economy, ' a system primarily of worker ownership and control of economic production, is daring but rational, reflecting his view that economic inequality seems destined to become the major issue here it historically has been in Europe."--Library Journal "Dahl reaffirms his commitment to pluralist democracy while attempting to come to terms with some of its defects."--Laura Greyson, Worldview "Anyone who is interested in these issues and who makes the effort the book requires will come away the better for it. And more. He will receive an explanation for our current difficulties that differs considerably from the explanation for our current difficulties that differs considerably from the explanation offered by the Reagan administration, and a prescription for the future which differs fundamentally from the nostrums emanating from the White House."--Dennis Carrigan, The (Louisville, Kentucky) Courier-Journal
Автор: Hutchison Название: Religious Pluralism in America ISBN: 0300105169 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300105162 Издательство: Yale University Press Цена: 30320 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: In this groundbreaking and timely history, an eminent historian of religion chronicles America's struggle to fulfill the promise of religious toleration enshrined in our
Constitution. William Hutchison shows that as Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and others emerged to challenge the Protestant mainstream, we have expanded our
understanding of what it means to be a religiously diverse country.
Автор: Weinstein Jack Russell Название: Adam Smith`s Pluralism ISBN: 0300162537 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300162530 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 76520 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: A study that suggests that the foundations of liberalism can be found in the writings of Adam Smith (1723-1790), a pioneer of modern economic theory and a major figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. It also demonstrates that Smith should be recognized for a prescient theory of pluralism that prefigures current theories of cultural diversity.
Автор: Muasher Marwan Название: The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism ISBN: 0300212631 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300212631 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 33210 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: A knowledgeable insider provides the first clear view of what has happened in the Arab world and why
This important book is not about immediate events or policies or responses to the Arab Spring. Instead, it takes a long, judicious view of political change in the Arab world, beginning with the first Awakening in the nineteenth century and extending into future decades when--if the dream is realized--a new Arab world defined by pluralism and tolerance will emerge. Marwan Muasher, former foreign minister of Jordan, asserts that all sides--the United States, Europe, Israel, and Arab governments alike--were deeply misguided in their thinking about Arab politics and society when the turmoil of the Arab Spring erupted. He explains the causes of the unrest, tracing them back to the first Arab Awakening, and warns of the forces today that threaten the success of the Second Arab Awakening, ignited in December 2010. Hope rests with the new generation and its commitment to tolerance, diversity, the peaceful rotation of power, and inclusive economic growth, Muasher maintains. He calls on the West to rethink political Islam and the Arab-Israeli conflict, and he discusses steps all parties can take to encourage positive state-building in the freshly unsettled Arab world.
Автор: Lijphart Arend Название: Patterns of Democracy ISBN: 0300172028 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300172027 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 24530 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Offers an analysis of worldwide democratic institutions. Examining thirty-six democracies during period from 1945 to 2010, the author arrives at important - and unexpected - conclusions about what type of democracy works best.
Автор: Nino Название: Constitution of Deliberative Democracy ISBN: 0300067488 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300067484 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 43310 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: What justifies democracy? This question is considered critically, examining answers others have given to it. The author also develops his own theory of
democracy, arguing that it resembles a moral conversation and is valued because of its capacity to generate an impartial perspective.
Автор: Gunther Название: Democracy in Modern Spain ISBN: 0300177003 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300177008 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 43310 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание:
This book, written by three of the world's leading experts on Spanish politics, is the first comprehensive study of the origins and basic character of Spain's democratic political system. It analyzes the regime's core political institutions, its political parties and party systems, patterns of electoral behavior, the evolution of Spain's political culture, and the impact of these social and institutional changes on public policy processes and outputs.
The authors survey those aspects of Spanish society and politics that had contributed to the country's inability to sustain a stable and democratic regime prior to the 1970s. They argue that the successful transition to and consolidation of democracy was made possible by socioeconomic modernization, cultural change, and by decisions made by political elites in the establishment of core democratic institutions and the conduct of electoral competition. This book is based on over 500 hours of interviews with Spanish political elites, extensive analyses of survey data, and other original research.
Автор: Lijphart Название: Patterns of Democracy ISBN: 0300078935 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300078930 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 17250 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Examining 36 democracies from 1945 to 1996, this text arrives at important - and unexpected - conclusions about what type of democracy works best. It demonstrates that consensual systems stimulate economic growth, control inflation and unemployment, and limit budget deficits.
Автор: Lukacs Название: Democracy and Populism ISBN: 0300107730 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300107739 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 25990 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: This interesting and troubling book is the product of a lifetime of reflection and study of democracy. In it, John Lukacs addresses the questions of how democracy has changed and why we have become vulnerable to the shallowest possible demagoguery.
Название: Future Of Democracy In Europe, The Hb ISBN: 940142800X ISBN-13(EAN): 9789401428002 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 30940 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Short essays on European democracy by 20 European intellectuals.
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