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The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other

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Betlem Salort Bertomeu

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Transcript of The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other

Silenced Dialogue
Ethnographic analysis: Identify and gives voice to alternative world views.

The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children
Five aspects
'I want the same thing for everyone else's children as I want for mine'
Process Method
The teacher explains contents too fast.
This meant that the child who did not come to school already primed with what was to b presented would be labeled as needing 'remedial' instruction from day one.
Thanks for your attention!!
The Silenced Dialogue
"When you are talking to White people they still want it to be their way."
Problems of misbehaviour
White teachers: suggestions and questions
Black teachers: orders

Black students misunderstand white teachers.
The Black child may perceive the middle-class teacher as weak, ineffectual and incapable of taking on the role of being a teacher
Lisa D. Delpit
"It is impossible to create a model for the good teacher without taking issues of culture and community context into account."
Black and Native American educators are excluded from the dialogue about Education
Debate over 'skills' vs 'process' can lead to an understanding of the
alienation
and
miscommunication
Both terms are connected with
"THE CULTURE OF POWER"
Issues of power enacted
If school prepares people for jobs and the kind of job a person has determines his or her economic status
THEN
There is a 'culture of power'
The codes people are speaking of relate to linguistic forms, communicative strategies, and presentation of self.
The rules of powerful people are the rules of the culture of power
Children from middle-class homes tend to be better in school than those from non-middle-class homes because the culture of the school is based on the culture of upper and middle classes
Learning the explicit rules of that culture makes acquiring power easier
When implicit codes are attempted to cross culture, communication frequently breaks down.
People with power are least aware of its existence while those with less power are most aware of its existence
White educators have the authority to establish what is to be considered 'truth' regardless of the opinions of the people of color, the latter are aware of that fact.
Schooling is intimately related to power
When the students are informed directly about the new culture is easier for them to 'immerse' in it
Children participants in the culture of power

'Dialect readers': black children doomed to be a permanent outsider caste.
To summarize...
Students must be taught to participate fully on in the mainstream of American life, not by being forced to attend to hollow, inane, descontextualized subskills but rather within the context of meaningful communicative endeavors.
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