Official knowledge : democratic education in a conservative age / Michael W. Apple.

"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 in...

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Main Author: Apple, Michael W. (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Routledge, 1993.
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Summary:"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."--Publisher description.
Physical Description:ix, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index.
ISBN:0415907489
9780415907484
0415907497
9780415907491
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