Overview

A powerful examination of the rightist resurgence in education and the challenges it presents to concerned educators, Official Knowledge analyzes the effects of conservative beliefs and strategies on educational policy and practice. Apple looks specifically at the conservative agenda's incursion into education through the curriculum, textbook adoption policies and the efforts of the private and business sectors to centralize its interests within schools. At the same time, however, he points out areas of hope for ...
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Official Knowledge

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Overview

A powerful examination of the rightist resurgence in education and the challenges it presents to concerned educators, Official Knowledge analyzes the effects of conservative beliefs and strategies on educational policy and practice. Apple looks specifically at the conservative agenda's incursion into education through the curriculum, textbook adoption policies and the efforts of the private and business sectors to centralize its interests within schools. At the same time, however, he points out areas of hope for the future, showing how students and teachers have continued the struggle and are now successfully engaged in building more democratic education policies and practices. Finally, Apple writes in personal terms about his own teaching techniques and work with students which challenge some of the ideological and educational policies and practices of the Right.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203901151
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/13/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 734 KB

Meet the Author

Michael W. Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the editor of the Critical Social Thought series (Routledge).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: The Politics of Official Knowledge 1
2 The Politics of Common-Sense: Why the Right Is Winning 15
3 Cultural Politics and the Text 44
4 Regulating Official Knowledge 64
5 Creating the Captive Audience: Channel One and the Political Economy of the Text 93
6 Whose Curriculum Is This Anyway? 118
7 "Hey Man, I'm Good": The Art and Politics of Creating New Knowledge in Schools 143
8 The Politics of Pedagogy and the Building of Community 151
Appendix: Education, Power, and Personal Biography: An Interview 163
Notes 183
Bibliography 211
Index 221
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