Apple, Michael W., "Commonsense Categories and Curriculum Thought," pp. 116-148 in James B. Macdonald and Esther Zaret, eds., Schools in Search of Meaning . Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1975. Reprinted in Roger Dale, et al., eds., Schooling and Capitalism: A Sociological Reader. London: Routledge & Kagan Paul, 1976.
Examines the history of reforms in education and asks "Are things as they seem?" ; exposes "labeling" for its hidden ideology.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Ideology and School Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Criticism of Schooling
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