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Cultural illiteracy.

Author: Robert MacNeilJohn MerrowE D HirschMaya AngelouPatrick WelshAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia?] : [PBS?], Princeton, New Jersey : Films for the Humanities, [Princeton, New Jersey] : [Films Media Group], [1988] [1988] [2012] ©1988
Series: Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cultural illiteracy among todays teenagers threatens the fabric of society, according to Professor E.D. Hirsch, Jr., author of the best-seller, Cultural Literacy. Hirsch defines cultural literacy as familiarity with the common knowledge literate Americans take for granted and ascribes teenage ignorance -- vividly demonstrated in live interviews -- to reading instruction that has stressed skills over content. Hirsh  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Short films
Educational films
Internet videos
Streaming videos
Video recordings
Named Person: E D Hirsch
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert MacNeil; John Merrow; E D Hirsch; Maya Angelou; Patrick Welsh; Robert Coles; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),; Films for the Humanities (Firm),; Films Media Group,
OCLC Number: 798934964
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from title frames.
Performer(s): Host, Robert MacNeil ; reporter, John Merrow ; guests, E.D. Hirsch, Maya Angelou, Patrick Welsh, Robert Coles.
Event notes: Originally broadcast in 1988 as a segment of The MacNeil/Lehrer newshour on PBS.
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (27 min.)) : digital, sound, color.
Details: System requirements: Adobe Flash Player or compatible software.; Mode of access: World Wide Web.; Video file format: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (MP4).
Contents: The Hirsch List (02:28) --
Cultural Illiteracy (02:22) --
Decline of Cultural Literacy (02:20) --
Reading Comprehension Problem (02:12) --
Importance of Shared Information (03:26) --
Effects of Television on Education (02:14) --
Danger of Intellectual Elitism (02:56) --
Knowledge Deficit and Social Injustice (02:22) --
Gap Between Rich and Poor (03:54) --
Final Thoughts (02:59).
Series Title: Films on Demand.
Other Titles: MacNeil/Lehrer newshour.

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Cultural illiteracy among todays teenagers threatens the fabric of society, according to Professor E.D. Hirsch, Jr., author of the best-seller, Cultural Literacy. Hirsch defines cultural literacy as familiarity with the common knowledge literate Americans take for granted and ascribes teenage ignorance -- vividly demonstrated in live interviews -- to reading instruction that has stressed skills over content. Hirsh and moderator Robert MacNeil are joined by poet Maya Angelou, Patrick Welsh, a teacher, and psychiatrist and educator Dr. Robert Coles.

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