The question of power

Iyer, Prakash (2021) The question of power. Teacher Plus, 19 (3). pp. 56-58. ISSN 0973-778

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She will be offended if I share a different lesson plan. Her class plans always centre on debates and discussions, so that children get to engage in nuanced discussions similar to experts in a discipline. I do that most of the time too, but I want to try to organize my class in a way that children experience the discipline individually. Ira will not disagree. She will say that I should go with my lesson plan. In such situations her expression becomes calm and composed – almost non-committal. As if she is thinking, “Why do you ask me? It is your class, do what you want to do.”

Item Type: Article
Authors: Iyer, Prakash
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classroom, Power, Invisibility of power, Legitimate power, Power and authority
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Teacher education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Full Text Status: Public
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