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. Combining work written for a broad and general audience with that aimed at those who are already grounded in the multiple traditions of critical educational studies, Apple's unique voice - nuanced, passionate, and clear - comes through.
The Author: Michael W. Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Among his many books are Ideology and Curriculum, Education and Power, Teachers and Texts, Official Knowledge, Democratic Schools, Cultural Politics and Education, and Power/Knowledge/Pedagogy. His critical research in education has won many awards, including most recently the UCLA Medal for distinguished academic achievement.