Apple, Michael W. and Nancy King, "What Do Schools Teach?" Curriculum Inquiry, 6 (No. 4, 1977), 341-358. Reprinted pp. 108-126 in Alex Molnar and John A. Zahorik, eds., Curriculum Theory, Washington, DC: ASCD, 1977. Reprinted pp. 29-47 in Richard H. Weller, ed., Humanistic Education: Visions and Realities, Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1977. Reprinted pp. 442-470 in George Willis, ed., Qualitative Evaluation, Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1978.*


Explores the social meaning of school experience in a kindergarten class related to play, work, etc.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Enactment and Teaching

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Hidden Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge, Early Childhood Curriculum


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