Apple, Michael W., "Social Structure, Ideology, and Curriculum," pp. 131-159 in Martin Lawn and Len Barton, eds. Rethinking Curriculum Studies. New York: Halsted, 1981. Also in Interchange (2 & 3), 1981. Also Chapter 1 in his Education and Power, 1982.


Reviews the literature of curriculum and reproduction and the author's own related work; opens up the possibilities for political action in education.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Ideology and School Knowledge


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