Apple, Michael W., Can Education Change Society? New York: Routledge, 2013.


Treats in previously unpublished essays the question in the title in light of the work of Freire, Counts, DuBois, Woodson , and others with examples both positive (Porto Alegre - Citizen Schools) and negative (Wal-Mart - Christian Conservative) influences; gives examples of the author's personal action in keeping with his commitment to critical education and action.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Democratic Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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