Can Education Change S...
Michael W. Apple
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Can Education Change Society?

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Despite the vast differences between the Right and the Left over the role of education in the production of inequality one common element both sides share is a sense that education can and should do something about society, to either restore what is being lost or radically alter what is there now. The question was perhaps put most succinctly by the radical educator George...more
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Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2012)
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I’ve recently finished another book edited by Michael Apple, a large Routledge extravaganza on the sociology of education. Wonderful stuff, covering a maze of questions. At the end of that there are a couple of articles on education and social class and one of those makes the point that Bernstein did not believe that education was really capable of changing society.

Now, that probably seems a bit counter-intuitive, I suspect. The thing is that we can all think of people whose lives have been stri...more
Interesting read, some chapters are certainly better than others. Great reflection on some of Paulo's work, putting theory and practice into context for teachers and progressive educators trying to push things in the right direction in the 21st century.
Kristin Sinclair
4.5 stars. this book is a powerful call to action and a carefully written summary/synthesis of much of apple's other work. at times the writing is redundant/repetitive, but sometimes thats not such a bad thing when the ideas are (in my opinion) so important.
Thought-provoking, but poorly written and often redundant
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