Apple, Michael W., "Is There a Curriculum Voice to Reclaim?" Phi Delta Kappan, 71(March, 1990), 526-530. Revised version appears in "The Politics of Official Knowledge in the United States," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 22(July-August, 1990), 377-383. Revised again as Chapter 2 in his Power, Meaning, and Identity. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.*


Traces the conservative political influence in curriculum in the 1980s and urges the restoration of curriculum scholars' voices in the contemporary debates over curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Professors


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