First published in 1987, this research provides insight on the political economy of schooling and includes an analysis of power as they operate both within and outside of schools in the construction of class and gender relations. This is part of a series of volumes that have begun to enquire into the relationship between the curriculum and teaching that is found in our formal institutions of education, and unequal power in society.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1.The Politics of Teachers and Texts. Teachers 2. Controlling the Work of Teachers 3. Teaching and 'Women's Work'. Texts 4. The Culture and Commerce of the Textbook. 5. Old Humanists and New Curricula. 6. Educational Reports and Economic Realities. 7. Is the New Technology Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem in Education? Conclusion 8. Supporting Democracy in Education.
Michael W. Apple (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)