Cultural Politics and Education

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Teachers College Press, Jun 15, 1996 - Political Science - 149 pages
Michael Apple offers a powerful analysis of current debates and a compelling indictment of rightist proposals for change. Apple presents the causes and effects of further integrating schools into the corporate agenda, as well as current calls for a national curriculum and national testing, privatization and voucher plans, and fundamentalist religious pressures to censor textbooks. He demonstrates who will be the winners and losers culturally and economically as the conservative restoration gains in strength, bringing with it an even greater restratification of knowledge and students in terms of race, class, and gender.
 

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Contents

Education Identity and Cheap French Fries
1
Does a National
22
Education and the Formation
42
Poverty Economy
68
Taking the Fun Out
91
Notes
119
Bibliography
137
Index
145
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Michael W. Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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