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Michael W. Apple - Author

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Books by Michael W. Apple

Teachers and Texts

Teachers and Texts

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2016

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Assault on Public Education

The Assault on Public Education

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2011

In this timely interdisciplinary volume, William Watkins has brought together leading scholars and activists to address some of the most urgent issues facing public education. What is underneath and behind the language of choice, efficiency, and improvement in current neoliberal discourse? How will urban and poor populations be affected? Will privatization lead to increased stratification in our schools? How can public education not only be saved but re-imagined? In accessible language, renowned contributors explore and critique corporate school reform to both inform and serve as an organizing tool for teachers, parents, students, and citizens committed to genuine public education. Book Features: A comprehensive critique of how corporate power is disrupting universal public education. An illumination of how corporate school reform threatens unions, racial progress, and democracy. An illustration of how private wealth forges public policy. A case study of the public school system in New Orleans.

The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2011

This collection brings together many of the world's leading sociologists of education to explore and address key issues and concerns within the discipline. The thirty-seven newly commissioned chapters draw upon theory and research to provide new accounts of contemporary educational processes, global trends, and changing and enduring forms of social conflict and social inequality. The research, conducted by leading international scholars in the field, indicates that two complexly interrelated agendas are discernible in the heat and noise of educational change over the past twenty-five years. The first rests on a clear articulation by the state of its requirements of education. The second promotes at least the appearance of greater autonomy on the part of educational institutions in the delivery of those requirements. The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education examines the ways in which the sociology of education has responded to these two political agendas, addressing a range of issues which cover three key areas: perspectives and theories social processes and practices inequalities and resistances. The book strongly communicates the vibrancy and diversity of the sociology of education and the nature of 'sociological work' in this field. It will be a primary resource for teachers, as well as a title of major interest to practising sociologists of education.

The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/12/2009

This collection brings together many of the world's leading sociologists of education to explore and address key issues and concerns within the discipline. The thirty-seven newly commissioned chapters draw upon theory and research to provide new accounts of contemporary educational processes, global trends, and changing and enduring forms of social conflict and social inequality. The research, conducted by leading international scholars in the field, indicates that two complexly interrelated agendas are discernible in the heat and noise of educational change over the past twenty-five years. The first rests on a clear articulation by the state of its requirements of education. The second promotes at least the appearance of greater autonomy on the part of educational institutions in the delivery of those requirements. The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education examines the ways in which the sociology of education has responded to these two political agendas, addressing a range of issues which cover three key areas: perspectives and theories social processes and practices inequalities and resistances. The book strongly communicates the vibrancy and diversity of the sociology of education and the nature of `sociological work' in this field. It will be a primary resource for teachers, as well as a title of major interest to practising sociologists of education.

Educating the Right Way

Educating the Right Way

Author: Michael W. Apple, Michael W. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) Apple Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2006

In this book Apple explores the 'conservative restoration' - the rightward turn of a broad-based coalition that is making successful inroads in determining American and international educational policy. It takes a pragmatic look at what critical educators can do to build alternative coalitions and policies that are more democratic. Apple urges this group to extricate itself from its reliance on the language of possibility in order to employ pragmatic analyses that address the material realities of social power.

Educating the Right Way

Educating the Right Way

Author: Michael W. Apple, Michael W. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) Apple Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2006

In this book Apple explores the 'conservative restoration' - the rightward turn of a broad-based coalition that is making successful inroads in determining American and international educational policy. It takes a pragmatic look at what critical educators can do to build alternative coalitions and policies that are more democratic. Apple urges this group to extricate itself from its reliance on the language of possibility in order to employ pragmatic analyses that address the material realities of social power.

Globalizing Education

Globalizing Education

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2005

The State and the Politics of Knowledge

The State and the Politics of Knowledge

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2003

The State and the Politics of Knowledge extends the insightful arguments Michael Apple provided in Educating the 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.

The State and the Politics of Knowledge

The State and the Politics of Knowledge

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2003

The State and the Politics of Knowledge extends the insightful arguments Michael Apple provided in Educating the 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.

Power, Meaning, and Identity

Power, Meaning, and Identity

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2002

The Politics of the Textbook

The Politics of the Textbook

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/1991

First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Teachers and Texts

Teachers and Texts

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/1989

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.