The Core Knowledge Foundation CK

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In 1986, Eric Donald Hirsch founded the Core Knowledge Foundation CK. According to the foundation website, “the ‘Core Knowledge’ movement is an educational reform based on the premise that a grade-by-grade core of common learning is necessary to ensure a sound and fair elementary education.” The intention of this is to create an even amount of information across all children of the same age. An argument against this method is that it does not take individual learning styles into account. Read what the Foundation says about itself:

Dedicated to excellence and fairness in early education, the Core Knowledge Foundation is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1986 by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and author of many acclaimed books including The Knowledge Deficit, Cultural Literacy, and The Schools We Need and Why We Don’t Have Them. The Foundation conducts research on curricula, develops books and other materials for parents and teachers, offers workshops for teachers, and serves as the hub of a growing network of Core Knowledge schools. As you explore this site, you will find lesson plans, articles, and many other resources to help you use the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence and Core Knowledge Sequence K–8 in your classroom and school. We invite you to learn more about the model curriculum guidelines developed by the Core Knowledge Foundation, as more schools “share the knowledge,”. (Read much more on their website).

The National Core Knowledge Coordinator of Colorado offers technical support, Core Knowledge-related events, and many other services to promote and support the implementation of the Core Knowledge Sequence to beginning and experienced schools in Colorado. The following services have been offered in the past and will continue to be offered: Colorado Core Knowledge Conferences; Summer Writing Institutes; lesson plans and units written by Colorado teachers; a Standards Alignment for Colorado; Teacher Roundtables; Administrator Meetings; New Teacher Orientations; Core Knowledge Leadership Institutes; Core Knowledge Assessments developed by Colorado teachers; Core Knowledge Newsletters; Colorado Unit Writing Project; a list of Colorado Core Knowledge schools with detailed information about each school; postings of available jobs in Colorado Core Knowledge schools; a list serve e-mail discussion group for all Colorado Core Knowledge Educators; and CSAP Statistical Information about Colorado Core Knowledge schools. Please see the Calendar of Events for some of the events currently being offered. Please click here if you are interested in receiving updates/announcements/newsletters via e-mail or regular mail. (Read more on The CK Coordinator of Colorado).

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