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ERIC Number: EJ794983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Making Public Education Popular
Fox, Russell Arben
Theory and Research in Education, v5 n2 p133-142 2007
Michael J. Apple's book constitutes, among many other things, an ambitious rethinking of what will be necessary to make the ideal of egalitarian public schooling more appealing to those parents who have, in recent years, found their beliefs and criticisms most readily responded to by various "conservative modernizers" and other enemies of public education. Rather than treating all those who make attacks on public schooling in the same way, Apple proposes that educators develop ways to alter the structure of public schools so as to draw in the support of at least some of their critics, particularly those whose criticisms arise from concerns about the perceived opposition between public schooling and religious and parental authority. The question then becomes how to accommodate such charter and community schools within the public education ideal. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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