TEPE 2021 Conference

Teacher Education Policy in Europe
20-22 May 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia





Michael W. Apple



About 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 and Distinguished Professor of Educational Policy Studies at Northeast Normal University in China.  He also holds Professorial appointments at the University of Manchester and the Institute of Education, University of London. Professor Apple has been selected as one of the fifty most important educational scholars of 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 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. This also includes an honorary doctorate of the University of Ljubljana (2016).

Professor Apple has written extensively on the politics of educational reform and on the relationship between culture and power.


Recent articles:

· Education and Democracy in Dangerous Times. With Steward Ridle. In book: Re-imagining Education for Democracy. 2019.

· Reimagining the new pedagogical possibilities for universities post-Covid-19: An EPAT Collective Project. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2020.

· Homeschooling, democracy, and regulation: An essay review of Homeschooling: The history and philosophy of a controversial practice. Education Review, 2020.

See https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Apple


Recent books:

  • Can education change society? New York: Routledge, 2013.
  • Education and power. 3rd edition. New York: Routledge, 2012.
  • Official knowledge. 3rd edition. New York: Routledge, 2014.
  • Ideology and Curriculum. 4th Edition. New York: Routledge, 2018.