Democratic Education in a Conservative Age, 3rd Edition
To Be Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge – 256 pages
This third edition of Official Knowledge, the classic text from one of the world’s most distinguished education scholars, encourages educators once again to critically examine the relationship among knowledge, power, and education. Rather than simply asking whether students have mastered a particular subject matter or done well on ubiquitous tests, Michael W. Apple instead challenges readers to probe the deeper questions of whose knowledge the curriculum represents and how it came 'official'? The award-winning Official Knowledge offers a powerful examination of the rightist resurgence in education and the challenges it presents to concerned educators.
Updates and features of the 3rd edition include:
Michael W. Apple is John Bascom professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the Institute of Education, University of London.