E D Hirsch

E D Hirsch

Hirsch, Jr. is the author of several books, including the Houghton Mifflin bestsellers Cultural Literacy and The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (Mariner); the Core Knowledge Sequence, What Your [First through Sixth] Grader Needs to Know (Doubleday); The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them (Anchor); and, most recently, The Formation of Americans (Yale University Press) are all publications by Hirsch on related topics. These texts have had an impact on current educational theory and practice in the United States and elsewhere. Hirsch earned his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his master's and doctorate from Yale University. He began his teaching career at Yale, where he specialized in Romantic Poetry and Literary Theory, before moving on to the University of Virginia as Professor of English in 1966, where he served twice as chair of his department.

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