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Power and Contact: Transcending Authority in the Classroom

One of the prerequisites or unavoidable results of multiculturalism is that the classroom becomes what Mary Louise Pratt calls a "contact zone." But how does the teacher keep discussion productive without taking sides? How does the teacher abdicate enough authority to diminish the asymmetricality but not so much that the class becomes a shapeless mass?

  • Author/Creator: Murray, Bob
  • Date Published: 03-00
  • Notes: Connect to the catalog at the library of the University of Colorado at Boulder. English Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (47th, Milwaukee, WI, March 27-30, 1996). Document (RIE) 120 Opinion Papers; 150 Speeches/Meeting Papers; 141 Reports--Descriptive EDRS: EDRS Price MF01/PC01 Plus Postage.
  • Year: 1996

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