cultural literacy

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Noun[edit]

cultural literacy (countable and uncountable, plural cultural literacies)

  1. Knowledge of and ability to discuss the history of and major concepts underlying a culture, particularly one's own and those of one's peers.
    Critics of contemporary culture generally posit a steep decline in cultural literacy.

References[edit]

  • Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, by Ed Hirsch, →ISBN, Copyright 1988.