Carlson, Dennis, "Are We Making Progress? Ideology and Curriculum in an Age of No Child Left Behind," pp. 91-114 in Lois Weis, Cameron McCarthy, and Greg Dimitriadis, eds., Ideology, Curriculum, and the New Sociology of Education: Revisiting the Work of Michael Apple. New York: Routledge, 2006.


Dennis Carlson


Comments on Apple's use of the language of ideology in the critique of hegemonic power and urges the forging of counter-hegemonic movements to act against control mechanisms in education, especially in NCLB.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Ideology and School Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Social Efficiency/Control


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