Apple, Michael W. , Official Knowledge: Democatic Education in a Conservative Age , 1st ed. New York: Routledge, 1993. 2nd ed., 2000. 3rd ed., 2014.


Explains the politics of official knowledge in the curriculum, textbooks, state regulations, industry-provided TV news, and packaged curricula; offers personal examples of activist work. 3rd edition has new front material and two new chapters.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Textbooks


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