cultural capital

Cultural capital – David Didau – Education Article

What, specifically, is the knowledge children need to be considered culturally literate? One possible starting place is the “5,000 essential names, phrases, dates, and concepts,” Hirsch, included in Cultural Literacy. The list represents the assumed knowledge necessary to read and understand articles in the New York Times. Because this knowledge is assumed, it’s not discussed or explained but merely referenced, indicating a latticework of those things which could empower us to think better about the world. It includes items as…

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Where we’re getting ‘cultural capital’ wrong – David Didau – Education Article

What, specifically, is the knowledge children need to be considered culturally literate? One possible starting place is the “5,000 essential names, phrases, dates, and concepts,” Hirsch, included in Cultural Literacy. The list represents the assumed knowledge necessary to read and understand articles in the New York Times. Because this knowledge is assumed, it’s not discussed or explained but merely referenced, indicating a latticework of those things which could empower us to think better about the world. It includes items as…

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