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Fall 2014 Catalog


Education and the Environment

Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories

E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences.