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Michael W. Apple to Speak on Campus March 17

Friday, January 24, 2014

Michael W. Apple

Public Speaker Series Continues with Internationally Acclaimed Educator Michael W. Apple
Monday, March 17, 5-6:30 p.m., UNCW Lumina Theater

The Watson College of Education will continue the Public Speaker Series Mar. 17 with an event titled, “Is this Really Democratic? Understanding and Challenging Misguided Reforms in Education” featuring Michael W. Apple. 

A professor of educational policy since the early 1970s, Apple is one of the world's leading authorities on the limits and possibilities of educational reform. He is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and serves as a professor at the University of London and the University of Manchester in England.  His books on the politics of education, the dangers of many current reforms in education and the need to create more democratic schools have received numerous awards and have been translated into multiple languages. He works with educators, communities, governments and social movements throughout the world in learning from the mistakes that have been made and in building more responsive policies and practices in curriculum, teaching and evaluation. Apple’s most recent books are Can Education Change Society? and Knowledge, Power, and Education.

The public speaker event is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and community members. A reception in Apple’s honor will be held in the Fisher Student Center at 4 p.m., and the main event will begin at 5 p.m. in UNCW’s Lumina Theater.

On Tuesday, March 18, Apple will be available for open discussion with faculty (9:30-10:30 a.m.) and students (10:50-11:50 a.m.) in EB 162.  See the Public Speaker Series website for more information.