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4th Edition

Ideology and Curriculum

ISBN 9780367023003
Published December 5, 2018 by Routledge
302 Pages

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Book Description

Since 1979, Ideology and Curriculum has been a path breaking statement on the relationship between cultural and economic power in education. The new edition of this now classic text has been updated by celebrated author and activist Michael W. Apple to include a full new chapter on the book’s lasting critical agenda in the context of the contemporary conservative climate. A new substantive preface introduces the fourth edition, reflecting on earlier arguments and developments from the intervening years while a concluding interview details the author’s background and continuing efforts toward building a more equitable society. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its publication, this highly-anticipated new edition firmly situates Ideology and Curriculum as one of the most important education titles of our time.

Table of Contents


Preface to the 40th Anniversary Fourth Edition

Acknowledgements to the Fourth Edition

Preface to the 25th Anniversary Third Edition

Acknowledgements to the Third Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Acknowledgements to the Second Edition

1. On Analyzing Hegemony

2. Ideology and Cultural and Economic Reproduction

3. Economics and Control in Everyday School Life


4. Curricular History and Social Control


5. The Hidden Curriculum and the Nature of Conflict

6. Systems Management and the Ideology of Control

7. Commonsense Categories and the Politics of Labeling

8. Beyond Ideological Reproduction

9. Pedagogy, Patriotism, and Democracy: Ideology and Education after September 11

10. On Analyzing New Hegemonic Relations: An Interview

11. The Biography of a Public Intellectual: An Interview

12. The Challenge of Critical Education

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Michael W. Apple is John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Distinguished Professor of Education at Rowan University. Among his recent books are: Can Education Change Society? and The Struggle for Democracy in Education