Globalization, Mission, and the Latest Development of Critical Educational Studies: An Interview with Professor Michael W. Apple
To cite this article: HU Pingping Michael W. Appler. (2023). Globalization, Mission, and the Latest Development of Critical Educational Studies: An Interview with Professor Michael W. Apple. Asia-Pacific Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(3), 170-176, DOI: 10.53789/j.1653-0465.2023.0303.020
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.53789/j.1653-0465.2023.0303.020
Abstract: Globalization is the third stage in the development of Professor Apple’s critical educational studies, which is also called “the third trilogy.” In this interview, Professor Apple first elaborated on the reasons for his taking globalization into account. Then, he told the story of the family and social missions he had undertaken as a critical scholar/activist. Finally, he introduced the latest developments in critical educational studies, claiming that critical educational studies are now in a period of transition because many studies are quite fragmented. The solution to this problem is what he called the theory of “decentered unities.” He suggested that critical scholars should pay more attention to intersectionality. When they are examining the various dynamics, they should try to look at the interconnections of all these dynamics.
Keywords: globalization; mission; decentered unities; intersectionality
Notes on the contributors: HU Pingping is an associate professor at the College of Foreign Languages in Zhejiang Normal University, China. Her major research interest lies in English curriculum and instruction, foreign language teaching theory and practice, methodology and teacher education. Her email address is email@example.com. Michael W. Apple is a professor at the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, School of Education at the University of Wisconsin. His major research interest lies in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies.