Rightist multiculturalism : core lessons on neoconservative school reform
Source:Critical social thought, Routledge, New York, p.223 (2008)
Call Number:Cubb LB1570 .B887 2008
Keywords:Curriculum change--United States, Education--Curricula--United States, Education--Political aspects--United States, Multiculturalism--United States
"For nearly two decades, E. D. Hirsch's book Cultural Literacy has provoked debate over whose knowledge should be taught in schools, embodying the culture wars in education. Initially developed to mediate against the multicultural "threat," his educational vision inspired the Core Knowledge curriculum, which has garnered wide support from an array of communities, including traditionally marginalized groups. In this groundbreaking book, Kristen Buras provides the first detailed, critical examination of the Core Knowledge movement and explores the history and cultural politics underlying neoconservative initiatives in education."