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Buckland CA. Cultural Literacy: Crassness or Canon?. 2005.
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Cultural Literacy: Crassness or Canon?
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.
Multiliteracies & English Teaching K-12 in the Age of Information & Communication Technologies 2004 - Conference Proceedings, p. 1-10 -- isbn:1863899383 -- ALEA: Australian Literacy Educators Association & UNE: University of New England -- 2005
Multiliteracies & English Teaching K-12 In the Age of Information & Communication Technologies 2004, University of New England, Armidale, 24-27 November, 2004