Published In

Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2004

Subjects

Education -- Political aspects -- United States, Conservatism -- United States

Abstract

This essay review examines Apple's most recent work. It begins by providing a brief historical account of Marxist educational theory since the late 1970s. Next, it offers an analysis and a critique of a number of the theoretical underpinnings of Apple's neo-Marxist approach to educational reform. These include, among others, his interpretation of Gramsci's concept of the 'commonsense' his employment of the 'decentered unity' which he identifies as an counter-hegemonic alliance among progressive forces on the left; and finally, his notion of a 'dual strategy' for building alliances between progressive forces on the left and those on the Right. Finally, it provides an alternative Marxist framework to Apple's neo-Marxist approach to educational reform.

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This is the publisher's final PDF. The article was originally published in Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (http://www.jceps.com/?pageID=article&articleID=24)

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10190