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Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age

Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age

by Michael W. Apple
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415907497

ISBN-13: 9780415907491

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this new and expanded edition of his highly influential book Official Knowledge, Michael Apple analyzes the Right's attempt to gain a stronghold in education through the forces of commercialization, privatization, standardization, and a return to the romantic past. He shows how conservatives are radically changing our ideas about what education is and who it should

Overview

In this new and expanded edition of his highly influential book Official Knowledge, Michael Apple analyzes the Right's attempt to gain a stronghold in education through the forces of commercialization, privatization, standardization, and a return to the romantic past. He shows how conservatives are radically changing our ideas about what education is and who it should serve. Apple assesses the impact of rightist educational policies by documenting the daily efforts of teachers struggling to accomplish more democratic ends. With a rich mixture of deep concern and real hope, Official Knowledge is essential reading for all who care about teaching our children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415907491
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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

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