ERIC Number: EJ845629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Some Ideas on Interrupting the Right: On Doing Critical Educational Work in Conservative Times
Apple, Michael W.
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v4 n2 p87-101 2009
In a considerable number of nations, "conservative modernization" has gained increasing influence. Neo-liberals, neo-conservatives, and new middle-class managerialists have defined the terrain of educational policy and practice. In some nations as well, authoritarian populist religious conservative movements and ideologies have also become major actors in the struggles over what the ends and means of education are. I critically examine the contradictory alliance that has been built among these movements and ideologies. However, understanding the reasons behind the growing influence of these positions is not sufficient. I then discuss a number of strategies for interrupting their power, some of which may be risky but are worth being taken seriously if we are to engage in successful counter-hegemonic activity.
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Ideology, Educational Policy, Development, Social Change, Religion Studies, Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Educational Vouchers, Federal Legislation
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001