Title of Dr. Michael Apple's talk: "IS CRITICAL PEDAGOGY ENOUGH? UNDERSTANDING AND INTERRUPTING CONSERVATIVE POLICIES IN EDUCATION"
Filmed by Dr. Alec Couros, Univ. of Regina
MICHAEL W. APPLE
Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison,
Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of London Institute of Education, and World Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Educational Policy Studies at East China Normal University in Shanghai,
China. A former elementary and secondary school teacher and past-president of a teachers union, he has worked with educational systems, governments, universities, and activist and dissident groups
throughout the world to democratize educational research, policy, and
Professor Apple has written extensively on the politics
of educational reform and on the relationship between culture and power. Among his many books are: Ideology and Curriculum; Education and
Power; Teachers and Texts; Official Knowledge; Democratic Schools; Cultural Politics and Education; Power, Meaning, and Identity; The State and the Politics of Knowledge; Educating the "Right" Way: Markets,
Standards, God, and Inequality; and The Subaltern Speak: Curriculum, Power, and Educational Struggles. Among his recent books are: The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education; The Routledge International Handbook of Sociology of Education; and Global Crises, Social Justice, and Education. His books and articles have won numerous
awards and have been translated into many languages.
Professor Apple has been selected as one of the fifty most important educational scholars in the 20th Century. His books Ideology and Curriculum and
Official Knowledge were also selected as two of the most significant books on education in the 20th Century.
He is the editor of an international series of books published by Routledge, Critical Social Thought. He has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the
American Educational Research Association, the UCLA Medal for "Outstanding Academic Achievement," and a number of honorary doctorates by universities throughout the world.
Professor Apple has worked on educational reform, lectured, and taught in a considerable number of countries throughout the world, where his material has been extremely influential in the development of more critically democratic educational policies and practices.