Apple, Michael W., and Landon E. Beyer, "Social Evaluation of Curriculum," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 5(Winter, 1983), 425-434. Reprinted pp. 334-449 in Landon W. Beyer and Michael W. Apple, eds., The Curriculum: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities . Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1988; and revised as Ch. 4 in Michael W. Apple, ed., Power, Meaning, and Identity. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.*


Poses a way of evaluating curriculum that takes into account social, economic, and ideological purposes.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Defining Curriculum Research Questions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Evaluative Inquiry, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Hidden Curriculum


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