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Educating the Right Way : Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality - Michael W. Apple

Educating the Right Way

Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality

Hardcover Published: 26th April 2001
ISBN: 9780415924603
Number Of Pages: 304

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As American schools undergo a dramatic shift to the right, Michael W. Apple, internationally acclaimed author and educator, uncovers the roots of this conservative swing and points the way to a more balanced approach. Why have the needs of private business become top priorities in the public classroom? How did school vouchers move from the conservative fringe to the political mainstream? Why are scores on standardized tests falling, even as teachers are forced to cram more "facts" into their curricula? Apple argues that the interests of some strange bedfellows -- neo-liberals, neo-conservatives, authoritarian populists, and the professional middle class -- have converged to threaten the egalitarian ideals on which American public education was built. He dissects how this coalition has pushed educational policies toward a combination of weak state practices (markets, school choice) and strong state practices (state-mandated curricula and testing). A former classroom teacher himself, Apple offersconcrete, common sense solutions that show what critical educators and parents can do to interrupt these trends and develop a more democratic educational system, suited to the needs of all American children. Michael W. Apple is the Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has recently been awarded both a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Educational Research Association and a UCLA Medal for outstanding academic achievement in education. * Apple is a world-renowned figure in educational and social policy. He is the editor of Routledge's very successful series Critical Social Thought *Apple's bookIdeology and Curriculumwas internationally voted as one of the top twenty books on education in the 20th century -- his books are published in fifteen languages * Not merely a critique of the right, but of the left as well -- addresses current, critical problems in our schools

"If there is a book that marks the beginning of a new century, with its agonies of defeat and its utopian promises, this is the book." -Carlos Alberto Torres, author of "Democracy, Education, and Multiculturalism "No student of education can afford not to hear the story that Apple so ably tells." -Jeannie Oakes, co-author of "Because of the Kids: Facing Racial and Cultural Differences in Schools

Preface to the Second Edition
Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality
Joseph's Story Conservative Agendas Mapping the Right Contested
Freedom Marketizing the World Restoring Cultural Order Church and State Economics and religion Managerialism Analyzing Conservative Modernization
Whose Markets, Whose Knowledge?
Neoliberalism: Schooling, Choice, and Democracy Neoconservatism: Teaching "Real Knowledge" Authoritarian Populism
Schooling as God Wanted It The Professional and Managerial New Middle Class
More Testing, More Often
Producing Inequalities
Conservative Modernization in Policy and Practice Gritty Materialities Right Turn New Markets
Old Traditions Markets and Performance National Standards
National Curriculum, and National Testing Creating Educational Triage Thinking Strategically
Who "No Child Left Behind" Leaves Behind: Class and Race in Audit Cultures
What No Child Left Behind Has Given Us Accountability and Inequality Changing Commonsense and the Growth of Audit Cultures New Managerialism in Class Terms
The Dispossessed and Support for Audit Cultures and Markets On Possibilities Workable Alternatives Being Honest About Educational Reform
Endangered Christianity Darwin, God, and Evil Secular Dangers From Insiders to Outsiders Southern Cross
God, Morality, and Markets Bringing God to the World Politics and the Clergy
The Electronic Clergy A Christian Nation and Free Speech Godless Schools
We Are Not Doing Anything Different The Structures of Feeling of Authoritarian Populism
How Can Hate Seem So Nice Turning Straw Into Gold
Away With All Teachers
The Cultural Politics of Home Schooling Situating Home Schooling Satan's Threat and the Fortress Home Attacking the State Public and Private Conclusion
Inside Home Schooling: Gender, Technology, and Curriculum
Resources and the Realities of Social Movements
Technology and the Growth of Home Schooling Understanding Social Movements Technology and Doing Home Schooling
Home Schooling as Gendered Labor Solving Contradictions Marketing God Emotional Labor and the Daily Life of Curriculum and Teaching in the Home Conclusion
Children and Living the "Right" Life
Righting Wrongs and Interrupting the Right Culture Counts
Contradictory Reforms "Racing" Toward Educational Reform Making Challenges Public Thinking Heretically Can Alliances Be Built Across the Religious and Secular Divide?
Making Critical Educational Practices Practical Hope as A Resource
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ISBN: 9780415924603
ISBN-10: 041592460X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26th April 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1