Official Knowledge

Author: Michael W. Apple
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136706801
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This third edition of Official Knowledge, a classic text from one of education’s most distinguished scholars, challenges readers to critically examine how certain knowledge comes to be “official,” and whose agendas this knowledge represents. A probing and award-winning study, this new edition builds on the tradition of its predecessors to question the rightist resurgence in education while substantive updates throughout show how such policies continue to define our commonsense notions about what counts as a good school. A new preface and two full, new chapters address current controversies over curriculum and textbooks, and extend the discussion of previous editions to reflect on some of the most important pressures being placed on higher education as well. Apple also considers the recent conversion of some prominent neoliberal, neoconservative, and managerial thinkers to more critical understandings of educational policies, proving that progressive change is possible if we examine the roots of these ideologies in the first place. As insightful as it is thorough, Official Knowledge is a refreshing call to challenge the dominant forces within education today, as Apple powerfully illustrates how larger social movements are only possible if we purposefully and inclusively deepen our understanding of the existing body of knowledge about education.

Official Knowledge

Author: Michael W. Apple
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136706801
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This third edition of Official Knowledge, a classic text from one of education’s most distinguished scholars, challenges readers to critically examine how certain knowledge comes to be “official,” and whose agendas this knowledge represents. A probing and award-winning study, this new edition builds on the tradition of its predecessors to question the rightist resurgence in education while substantive updates throughout show how such policies continue to define our commonsense notions about what counts as a good school. A new preface and two full, new chapters address current controversies over curriculum and textbooks, and extend the discussion of previous editions to reflect on some of the most important pressures being placed on higher education as well. Apple also considers the recent conversion of some prominent neoliberal, neoconservative, and managerial thinkers to more critical understandings of educational policies, proving that progressive change is possible if we examine the roots of these ideologies in the first place. As insightful as it is thorough, Official Knowledge is a refreshing call to challenge the dominant forces within education today, as Apple powerfully illustrates how larger social movements are only possible if we purposefully and inclusively deepen our understanding of the existing body of knowledge about education.

Official Knowledge

Author: Michael W. Apple
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135959080
Format: PDF, ePub
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A powerful examination of the rightist resurgence in education and the challenges it presents to concerned educators, Official Knowledge analyzes the effects of conservative beliefs and strategies on educational policy and practice. Apple looks specifically at the conservative agenda's incursion into education through the curriculum, textbook adoption policies and the efforts of the private and business sectors to centralize its interests within schools. At the same time, however, he points out areas of hope for the future, showing how students and teachers have continued the struggle and are now successfully engaged in building more democratic education policies and practices. Finally, Apple writes in personal terms about his own teaching techniques and work with students which challenge some of the ideological and educational policies and practices of the Right.

Official Knowledge

Author: Michael W. Apple
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415926149
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A powerful examination of the rightist resurgence in education and the challenges it presents to concerned educators, Official Knowledge analyzes the effects of conservative beliefs and strategies on educational policy and practice. Apple looks specifically at the conservative agenda's incursion into education through the curriculum, textbook adoption policies and the efforts of the private and business sectors to centralize its interests within schools. At the same time, however, he points out areas of hope for the future, showing how students and teachers have continued the struggle and are now successfully engaged in building more democratic education policies and practices. Finally, Apple writes in personal terms about his own teaching techniques and work with students which challenge some of the ideological and educational policies and practices of the Right.

Educating the Right Way

Author: Michael W. Apple
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136284168
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this book Apple explores the 'conservative restoration' - the rightward turn of a broad-based coalition that is making successful inroads in determining American and international educational policy. It takes a pragmatic look at what critical educators can do to build alternative coalitions and policies that are more democratic. Apple urges this group to extricate itself from its reliance on the language of possibility in order to employ pragmatic analyses that address the material realities of social power.

A Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge HRBoK

Author: Sandra M. Reed
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111937488X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An essential reference for HR professionals and HRCI certification candidates The HRCI® Official Body of Knowledge is the official reference for HR professionals, and a study guide for candidates preparing for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi exams. Compiled to help HR professionals to align their organizations with essential practices, this book also covers the Core Knowledge Requirements for all exams administered by The HR Certification Institute®. Authoritative discussion sets the standards for Business Management and Strategy; Workforce Planning and Employment; Human Resource Development; Compensation and Benefits; Employee and Labor Relations; and Risk Management, while material from the HRCI Certification Handbook provides information on exam eligibility, prep tips, practice questions, and more. More in-depth than a study guide, this book covers the sum-total of what it means to be an HR professional in a modern, ever-evolving field. Contributions from dozens of HR subject matters experts cover the essential skills, knowledge, and methods that define the profession's best practices. Whether used as a desk reference, self-assessment, or exam prep, this book allows you to: Assess your skill set and your organization's practices against the HRCI standard Get the latest information on strategies HR professionals can use to help their organizations and their profession Internalize the body of knowledge that forms the basis for all HRCI certification exams Learn how to best prepare for the exams, and test your knowledge with chapter questions and practice exams As the field becomes more diverse and complex, HR professionals need an informational "home base" for periodic check-ins and authoritative reference; as a certifying body for over four decades, HRCI has drawn upon its collective expertise to codify a standard body of knowledge for the field. The HRCI® Official Body of Knowledge is the definitive reference for HR practitioners, organizations, instructors, and certification candidates.

Dynamics of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship

Author: Franco Malerba
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317686705
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Knowledge intensive entrepreneurship lies at the core of the structural shift necessary for the growth and development of a knowledge based economy, yet research reveals that the EU has fewer young leading innovators, and Europe’s new firms do not adequately contribute to industrial growth. This is especially true in the high R&D intensive, high-tech sectors. This structural malaise, undermining Europe’s growth potential, is well diagnosed, but poorly understood. This volume fills this important gap by exploring new firms that have significant knowledge intensity in their activity and develop and exploit innovative opportunities in diverse sectors. Through an evolutionary and systemic approach to entrepreneurship, focusing on knowledge intensive entrepreneurship as both a micro and a macro phenomena and analyzing firms in the context of various socio-economic models, the authors explore firms creation and origins around the world, their organization, strategies and business models as well as the role of innovation systems and institutions in their formation and growth. This comprehensive research text is vital reading for academics, researchers and students of high-tech and knowledge intensive entrepreneurship as well as those with an interest in industrial dynamics, innovation management and public policy.

Curriculum Integration

Author: James A. Beane
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807775169
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The quintessential resource on the important topic of curriculum integration! Going well beyond other books on this subject, James Beane details the history of curriculum integration and analyzes current critiques to provide a complete theory of curriculum integration. He defines curriculum integration as a comprehensive approach rather than simply “rearranging subjects.” Using many classroom examples, he explains the relationship between curriculum integration and the disciplines of knowledge. The approach set forth in this groundbreaking volume translates into a democratic vision of general education that transcends the current standards movement. “Offers clear and understandable examples of what curriculum integration means, how it can work, and how it fits a model of democratic education.” —Choice “In this time of conservative attacks on progressive education, it is crucial that we defend and extend democratic policies and practices. James Beane has been one of the most important figures in articulating democratic possibilities in schools. Curriculum Integration shows why he so deserves our respect. It provides a clear and insightful picture of the arguments and realities of democratic curriculum development and teaching.” —Michael W. Apple, University of Wisconsin–Madison “Jim Beane urges us to completely rethink how we pursue intellectual inquiry, as well as who makes the decisions in the classroom and what our ultimate goals are. Taken seriously, as it ought to be, [his] approach could revolutionize American education.” —Alfie Kohn, author of Punished by Rewards and Beyond Discipline “Beane writes directly with a passion that reflects long-in-the-making and deeply rooted convictions about education, youth, and democracy.... This book is a critically important resource . . . and it will remain so for years to come.” —John H. Lounsbury, National Middle School Association