The State and the Politics of Knowledge extends the insightful arguments Michael Apple provided in Educatingthe Right Way in new and truly international directions. Arguing that schooling is, by definition, political, Apple and his co-authors move beyond a critical analysis to describe numerous ways of interrupting dominance and creating truly democratic and realistic alternatives to the ways markets, standards, testing, and a limited vision of religion are now being pressed into schools.
About the Author:
Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has recently been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Educational Research Association and his book, Ideologyand Curriculum (Routledge 1990), was voted one of the top twenty books on education in the twentieth century.