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- ix, 252 p. ; 23 cm.
- Contents: Introduction. 1. The Personal and the Political in Critical Educational Studies -- The State of the Field. 2. The Politics of Official Knowledge in the United States. 3. There Is a River: James B. Macdonald and Curricular Tradition. 4. Social Evaluation of Curriculum -- The Curriculum as Compromised Knowledge. 5. Power and Culture in the Report of the Committee of Ten. 6. Do the Standards Go Far Enough? 7. How the Conservative Restoration Is Justified -- Doing Critical Theory. 8. Education, Culture, and Class Power. 9. Power, Meaning, and Identity. 10. Freire, Neoliberalism, and Education. 11. Between Neo and Post in Critical Educational Studies. 12. Epilogue.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Michael W. Apple's critical writings have been influential throughout the world. This collection brings together many of his essays on curriculum, evaluation, and critical educational and cultural theory. In clear and unmystified prose, these essays enhance our understanding of how thoroughly political educational policies and practices actually are. In the process, he illuminates the histories and realities of class, race, and gender in education.