The Graywolf Annual Five: Multi-Cultural Literacy (No.5)

by Rick Simonson (Editor)

Other authorsEduardo Galeano (Contributor), Wendell Berry (Contributor), Michelle Cliff (Contributor), Michele Wallace (Contributor), Michael Ventura (Contributor), Scott Walker (Editor), Ismael Reed (Contributor), Paula G Allen (Contributor), Carolos Fuentes (Contributor)
Paperback, 1988

Status

Checked out

Publication

Graywolf Press (1988), Edition: 1st, 188 pages

Description

The issue of cultural literacy has been the subject of intense debate in the past two years. Several bestselling books about the deficiencies of our educational system as well as changes in basic curriculum at more than one major university have contributed to the fervor of this debate. Fueling the national controversy is the question of what body of knowledge constitutes cultural literacy. While many argue for a return to a "back to basics" curriculum, equally energetic voices call for a revised curriculum, one which embraces both traditional western classicsand the classics of non-European cultures, among them African, Asian, and Latin American. This volume brings together thirteen essays which suggest the range of knowledgetruly literate individuals need to possess. Essays by such writers as James Baldwin, Carlos Fuentes, Michelle Cliff, Paula Gunn Allen, Ishmael Reed, and Wendell Berry enlarge our perspective to include a variety of voices and heritages which contribute to the vibrant culture of the United States. Also included is a beginning list of names, places, dates, and concepts which are part and parcel of a multi-cultural fabric.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

188 p.; 5.4 inches

ISBN

1555971148 / 9781555971144
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