Apple, Michael W., "Curricular Form and the Logic of Technical Control," Economic and Industrial Democracy, 2(August, 1981), 293-319. Reprinted pp. 143-165 in Michael W. Apple and Lois Weis, eds., Ideology and Practice in Schooling . Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1983.


Argues that ideologies are embedded in our commonsense meanings and practices; examines curriculum form (not content) to reveal its use in service to ideology; describes the logic of technical control in curriculum and related issues.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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