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Title: Cultural Literacy: Crassness or Canon?
Contributor(s): Buckland, CA (author)
Publication Date: 2005
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/934
Abstract: In the world of multiliteracies, cultural literacy is something of a poor relation. The best known advocate of cultural literacy, E.D. Hirsch, argues that successful reading requires a knowledge of "taken-for-granted information that is not set down on the page." One aspect of this assumed information that is increasingly devalued is knowledge of 'high culture'. The higher one's level of cultural literacy, the more one can aesthetically and critically participate in reading and viewing. Cultural literacy should be taught to all students at all levels of education as it is a powerful instrument of social good.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Multiliteracies & English Teaching K-12 In the Age of Information & Communication Technologies 2004, University of New England, Armidale, 24-27 November, 2004
Conference Details: Multiliteracies & English Teaching K-12 In the Age of Information & Communication Technologies 2004, University of New England, Armidale, 24-27 November, 2004
Source of Publication: Multiliteracies & English Teaching K-12 in the Age of Information & Communication Technologies 2004 - Conference Proceedings, p. 1-10
Publisher: ALEA: Australian Literacy Educators Association & UNE: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130106 Secondary Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://alea.edu.au/html/conferences/26/conferences
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