Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Delpit and the Culture of Pwer
In Delpit's piece, she talks mostly about PEDAGOGY, though she is also concerned about the content that students get at school. As Ashley said in class, it is almost like Delpit thinks teachers need to explicitly teach the basic skills (content), so that they can become more engaged in the higher level work in the class. But teachers have to do this in ways that are mindful of the culture of power.
We also talked about the elements of culture that impact the teaching and learning that go on in classrooms. This is the list we came up with of elements that make up a culture.