Kincheloe, Joe L., "The Right-Wing Politics of Knowledge and Education," pp. 31-68 in Shirley R. Steinberg and Joe L. Kincheloe, eds., What You Don't Know about Schools. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.


Explains why many Americans have bought into the now dominant regressive, oppressive, and anti-democratic educational policies supported by right-wing political groups; focuses on presumed threats to universal knowledge, to authority of colonial and racist powers, and to pedagogies of free inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

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, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Criticism of Schooling


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