Apple, Michael W., "Standards, Markets, and Curriculum," pp. 55-74 in Barry M. Franklin, ed., Curriculum and Consequences: Herbert M. Kliebard and the Promise of Schooling. New York: Teachers College Press, 2000.


Analyzes the political movement (called conservative restoration by Apple) in which market forces and performance standards, national curriculum, and national testing are touted as reforms in the curriculum in England; also by inference in the U. S.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Comparative Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling


Printing CIRS:

To print the citation, use CTRL-P for PC or ⌘ P for Mac