Cultural Literacy

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226627
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235704 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Cultural               Literacy

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This chapter presents an essay on the need to develop a new curriculum in the U.S. that would improve the students' cultural literacy. Public precollegiate education is in disarray and despite all efforts from different concerned parties, even those students who proceed to colleges and universities seem culturally deprived. It suggests that pedagogy is hapless and empty if it does not face directly the deep and pervasive dialectic between the historical and genetic conditioning of the person and the impress of the novelties of the physical and social world.

Keywords: cultural literacy; public precollegiate education; curriculum; pedagogy; college students; essay

Chapter.  6753 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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