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  • The Struggle for Democracy in Education

    Lessons from Social Realities

    By Michael W. Apple

    The Struggle for Democracy in Education extends the insightful arguments Michael W. Apple provided in Can Education Change Society? It provides detailed examinations of both local and system-wide struggles around conflicting versions of democracy. Grounded in a key set of ethical and political…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29

  • The Strong State and Curriculum Reform

    Assessing the politics and possibilities of educational change in Asia

    Edited by Leonel Lim, Michael W. Apple

    As Asian education systems increasingly take on a stronger presence on the global educational landscape, of special interest is an understanding of the ways in which many of these states direct their schools towards higher achievement. What is missing, however, are accounts that take seriously the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21

  • Cultural and Economic Reproduction in Education

    Essays on Class, Ideology and the State

    Edited by Michael W. Apple

    First published in 1982, this collection of essays provides an analysis of education’s contradictory role in social reproduction. It looks at the complex relations between the economic, political and cultural spheres of society, both historically and at the time of publication, and hones the wider…

    Hardback – 2017-04-28
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • Knowledge, Power, and Education

    The Selected Works of Michael W. Apple

    Edited by Michael W. Apple

    For more than three decades, Michael W. Apple has sought to uncover and articulate the connections among knowledge, teaching, and power in education. His germinal was a watershed title in critical education studies, and has remained in print since its publication in 1979. The more than two dozen…

    Paperback – 2014-12-18

  • Critical Education

    Edited by Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au

    Challenging and complex questions around inequality and power have been persistent within modern systems of education since their inception. But in the last four or five decades the vibrant field of critical education has developed and grown in response to such issues. Specifically, education…

    Hardback – 2014-08-04
    Major Themes in Education

  • Official Knowledge

    Democratic Education in a Conservative Age, 3rd Edition

    By Michael W. Apple

    This third edition of Official Knowledge, a classic text from one of education’s most distinguished scholars, challenges readers to critically examine how certain knowledge comes to be “official,” and whose agendas this knowledge represents. A probing and award-winning study, this new edition…

    Paperback – 2014-02-26

  • Can Education Change Society?

    By Michael W. Apple

    Despite the vast differences between the Right and the Left over the role of education in the production of inequality one common element both sides share is a sense that education can and should do something about society, to either restore what is being lost or radically alter what is there now.…

    Paperback – 2012-10-23

  • Education and Power

    By Michael W. Apple

    First published in 1982, Education and Power remains an important volume for those committed to critical education. In this text Michael Apple first articulated his theory on educational institutions and the reproduction of and resistance to unequal power relations, and provided a thorough…

    Paperback – 2011-10-21
    Routledge Education Classic Edition

  • The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education

    Edited by Michael W. Apple, Stephen J. Ball, Luis Armando Gandin

    This collection brings together many of the world’s leading sociologists of education to explore and address key issues and concerns within the discipline. The thirty-seven newly commissioned chapters draw upon theory and research to provide new accounts of contemporary educational processes,…

    Paperback – 2011-03-02
    Routledge International Handbooks of Education

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education

    Edited by Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au, Luis Armando Gandin

    The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education is the first authoritative reference work to provide an international analysis of the relationship between power, knowledge, education, and schooling. Rather than focusing solely on questions of how we teach efficiently and effectively,…

    Paperback – 2011-01-19
    Routledge International Handbooks of Education

  • Global Crises, Social Justice, and Education

    Edited by Michael W. Apple

    Education cannot be understood today without recognizing that nearly all educational policies and practices are strongly influenced by an increasingly integrated international economy. Reforms in one country have significant effects in others, just as immigration and population tides from one area…

    Paperback – 2009-12-16

  • Critical Literacy

    What Every American Needs to Know

    By Eugene F. Provenzo, Michael W. Apple

    In Critical Literacy Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. challenges E. D. Hirsch's assumptions about culture and education. Calling for a broader and more democratic vision than Hirsch, Provenzo critiques Hirsch's legacy up through the current conservative educational agenda for education which, he argues,…

    Paperback – 2006-04-15

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