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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.

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.

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2002

Postmodernism has become the orthodoxy in educational theory. It heralds the end of grand theories like Marxism and liberalism, scorning any notion of a united feminist challenge to patriachy, of united anti-racist struggle, and of united working-class movements against capitalist exploitation and oppression. For postmodernists, the world is fragmented, history is ended, and all struggles are local and particularistic. Written by internationally renowned British and American educational theorists Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory-a substantially revised edition of the original 1999 work Postmodernism in Educational Theory-critically examines the infusion of postmodernism and theories of postmodernity into educational theory, policy, and research. The writers argue that postmodernism provides neither a viable educational politics, nor the foundation for effective radical educational practice and offer an alternative 'politics of human resistance' which puts the challenge to capitalism firmly on the agenda of educational theory, politics, and practice.

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Author: Michael W. Apple Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2002

Postmodernism has become the orthodoxy in educational theory. It heralds the end of grand theories like Marxism and liberalism, scorning any notion of a united feminist challenge to patriachy, of united anti-racist struggle, and of united working-class movements against capitalist exploitation and oppression. For postmodernists, the world is fragmented, history is ended, and all struggles are local and particularistic. Written by internationally renowned British and American educational theorists Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory-a substantially revised edition of the original 1999 work Postmodernism in Educational Theory-critically examines the infusion of postmodernism and theories of postmodernity into educational theory, policy, and research. The writers argue that postmodernism provides neither a viable educational politics, nor the foundation for effective radical educational practice and offer an alternative 'politics of human resistance' which puts the challenge to capitalism firmly on the agenda of educational theory, politics, and practice.

Power, Meaning, and Identity

Power, Meaning, and Identity

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

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.