The Knowledge Deficit

Titre : The Knowledge Deficit
Auteur : E. D. Hirsch
Éditeur : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-13 : 0547346964
Libération : 2007-04-01

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The Knowledge Deficit illuminates the real issue in education today -- without an effective curriculum, American students are losing the global education race. In this persuasive book, the esteemed education critic, activist, and best-selling author E.D. Hirsch, Jr., shows that although schools are teaching the mechanics of reading, they fail to convey the knowledge needed for the more complex and essential skill of reading comprehension. Hirsch corrects popular misconceptions about hot issues in education, such as standardized testing, and takes to task educators' claims that they are powerless to overcome class differences. Ultimately, this essential book gives parents and teachers specific tools for enhancing children's abilities to fully understand what they read.

Man Play and Games

Titre : Man Play and Games
Auteur : Roger Caillois
Éditeur : University of Illinois Press
ISBN-13 : 025207033X
Libération : 1961

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Play is "an occasion of pure waste: waste of time, energy, ingenuity, skill, and often of money." It is also an essential element of human social and spiritual development. In this study, Roger Caillois defines play as a voluntary activity that occurs in a pure space, isolated and protected from the rest of life. Within limits set by rules that provide a level playing field, players move toward an unpredictable outcome by responding to their opponents' actions. Caillois qualifies types of games and ways of playing, from the improvisation characteristic of children's play to the disciplined pursuit of solutions to gratuitously difficult puzzles. He also examines the means by which games become part of daily life, ultimately giving cultures their most characteristic customs and institutions.

Russell s Christmas Magic

Titre : Russell s Christmas Magic
Auteur : Rob Scotton
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1945546107
Libération : 2016-10-01

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Russell's Christmas Magic Storybook Greetings

Reading Writing

Titre : Reading Writing
Auteur : Julien Gracq
Éditeur : Turtle Point Press
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015068827206
Libération : 2006

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Dedicated to the glory of literature, reading and writing are joined and transformed in exquisite continuity.