The State and the Politics of Knowledge

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Education - 259 pages
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.

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Contents

The State and the Politics of Knowledge
1
Becoming Right Education and the Formation of Conservative Movements
25
Reading Polynesian Barbie Iterations of Race Nation and State
51
Rethinking the EducationState Formation Connection The State Cultural Struggles and Changing the School
81
What Happened to SocialDemocratic Progressivism in Scandinavia? Restructuring Education in Sweden and Norway in the 1990s
109
Schooling Work and Subjectivity
149
Democracy Technology and Curriculum Lessons from the Critical Practices of Korean Teachers
177
Educating the State Democratizing Knowledge The Citizen School Project in Porto Alegre Brazil
193
Afterword
221
Notes
227
References
235
Contributors
251
Index
253
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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, Ideology and Curriculum (Routledge 1990), was voted one of the top twenty books on education in the twentieth century.

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