In his book, Why Knowledge Matters, ED Hirsch Jr. writes that: Teacher effectiveness is contextual At first sight this seems completely commonsensical and, indeed it is in theory. It is just in practice where too many involved in education undermine this simple adage. Hirsch goes on to say: We are blaming teachers because of our … More The Scapegoating of Teachers
ED Hirsch Jr.’s new book ‘Why Knowledge Matters’ is a good read. It covers some old ground, focuses on areas in which his mind has changed and clarifies others in the light of experience and research. I am pleased to see, in his acknowledgements, that we share some similar philosophical interests, especially Husserl, Hegel and … More Why Knowledge Matters by E.D. Hirsch Jr.
“Those who in the Elysian fields would dwell Do but extend the boundaries of hell.” Oakeshott – Tower of Babel In his book ‘Cultural Literacy, What Every American Should Know’ ED Hirsch writes that: The complex undertakings of modern life depend on the cooperation of many people with different specialties in different places. When communications … More Tower of Babel: Where ED Hirsch Gets It Wrong