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General Education and the Search for a Common Culture


by Alan C. Purves - 1988

The volume explores the possible collapse of general education and of the broad cultural literacy that Hirsch proposes for our schools. This volume is in one sense a somber one. The high hopes for general education and the bringing together of a diverse people into a broad educated culture appears to be diminishing as the century wanes.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 87, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 89 Number 6, 1988, p. 1-8
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18961, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 2:09:19 PM

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  • Alan Purves
    University of Illinois
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    ALAN C. PURVES is a Professor of English Education and Director of the Curriculum Laboratory at the University of Illinois and President of the National Council of Teachers of English.
 
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