Apple, Michael W., "Can Critical Pedagogy Interrupt Rightist Policies?" Educational Theory, 50(Spring, 2000), 229-254.*


Challenges the market ideology that now dominates schooling and curriculum; reports on the effects of policy decisions resting on this ideology rather than on educational criteria; shows how national curriculum and national testing (in UK and in US) are reducing equality of educational opportunity; gives examples of efforts to counter current tendencies.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum


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