Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age / Edition 2

Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age / Edition 2

by Michael W. Apple
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0415926149

ISBN-13: 9780415926140

Pub. Date: 12/13/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415926140
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/13/1999
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Prefacexi
1.Introduction: The Politics of Official Knowledge1
2.The Politics of Common-Sense: Why the Right Is Winning15
3.Cultural Politics and the Text42
4.Regulating Official Knowledge61
5.Creating the Captive Audience: Channel One and the Political Economy of the Text89
6.Whose Curriculum Is This Anyway?113
7."Hey Man, I'm Good": The Art and Politics of Creating New Knowledge in Schools137
8.The Politics of Pedagogy and the Building of Community145
AppendixEducation, Power, and Personal Biography: An Interview157
Notes177
Bibliography204
Index215

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >