Official Knowledge Democratic Education in a Conservative Age

ISBN-10: 0415892171
ISBN-13: 9780415892179
Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Michael W. Apple
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List price: $52.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/26/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

This third edition of Official Knowledge, the classic text from one of the world#xE2;#xAC;"s most distinguished education scholars, encourages educators once again to critically examine the relationship among knowledge, power, and education. Rather than simply asking whether students have mastered a particular subject matter or done well on ubiquitous tests, Michael W. Apple instead challenges readers to probe the deeper questions of whose knowledge the curriculum represents and how it came 'official'? The award-winning Official Knowledge offers a powerful examination of the rightist resurgence in education and the challenges it presents to concerned educators. Updates and features of the 3rd edition include: A new and detailed preface that situates it within the current debates within education. Updates throughout all chapters, with a special focus on Chapter 2, 'Why the Right is Winning,' to document how the Right has changed our commonsense about what counts as a good school, good curricula, good teaching, to such an extent that even the Obama Administration#xE2;#xAC;"s policies for educational reform incorporate much of the neoliberal agenda. A new section on the current controversies over curriculum and textbooks, focusing on the very conservative changes in textbook policies and content in Texas and Arizona. The addition of an autobiographical chapter so that the arguments of the book make sense in terms of the concrete struggles over education over a lifetime of work.

Introduction: The Politics of Official Knowledge
The Politics of Common-Sense: Why the Right Is Winning
Cultural Politics and the Text
Regulating Official Knowledge
Creating the Captive Audience: Channel One and the Political Economy of the Text
Whose Curriculum Is This Anyway? (with Susan Jungck)
eoeHey Man, I'm Goode: The Art and Politics of Creating New Knowledge in Schools
The Politics of Pedagogy and the Building of Community
Managerialism, Labor, and Emerging Movements in the Global University
A Reason for Hope? Changing Minds and the Fate of American Schools

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