The Jean B. Carlson Memorial Lectureship presents
Dr. Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
April 25, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
3701 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Use Parking Lot F (Parking Permits Required)
Free and open to the public
Are Current Educational Reforms Really Democratic?
Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A former elementary and secondary school teacher and past-president of a teachers union, he has worked with educational systems, governments, universities, unions, and activist and dissident groups throughout the world to democratize educational research, policy, and practice.
Professor Apple has written extensively on the politics of educational reform, on the relationship between culture and power, and on education for social justice. Among his recent books are: Knowledge, Power, and Education; and Can Education Change Society? 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.
Carlson Lecture Series Committee