Ideology and Curriculum

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Psychology Press, 1990 - Education - 203 pages
With the current conservative emphasis on cultural literacy and on a return to a common culture, Ideology and Curriculum - with its stress on the dangers of ideological indoctrination in schools and on the power relations involved in what is taught - serves as a reminder that our educational policies and practices are never neutral. This revised paperback edition contains a new preface in which the author extends the book's arguments and places them in the current conservative context in education in society at large. A path-breaking statement of the relationship between cultural and economic power in education, Mike Apple's book has had a profound impact on the international debate about education and democracy.

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Chapter 1 On analyzing hegemony
Chapter 2 Ideology and cultural and economic reproduction
Chapter 3 Economics and control in everyday school life
Chapter 4 Curricular history and social control
Chapter 5 The hidden curriculum and the nature of conflict
Chapter 6 Systems management and the ideology of control
Chapter 7 Commonsense categories and the politics of labeling
Chapter 8 Beyond ideological reproduction

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About the author (1990)

Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A former primary and secondary school teacher and past-president of a teachers union, he has worked with educators, unions, dissident groups, and governments throughout the world to democratize educational research, policy, and practice. Among his many books are Ideology and Curriculum, Education and Power, Teachers and Texts, Official Knowledge, Power, Meaning, and Identity, and most recently, Educating the "Right" Way.

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