Lisa Delpit uses the debate over process-oriented versus skills-oriented writing instruction as the starting-off point to examine the "culture of power" that exists in society in general and in the educational environment in particular. She analyzes five complex rules of power that explicitly and implicitly influence the debate over meeting the educational needs of Black and poor students on all levels. Delpit concludes that teachers must teach all students the explicit and implicit rules of power as a first step toward a more just society. This article is an edited version of a speech presented at the Ninth Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 5-6, 1988.
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The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children
Harvard Educational Review (1988) 58 (3): 280–299.
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Lisa Delpit; The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children. Harvard Educational Review 1 September 1988; 58 (3): 280–299. doi: https://doi.org/10.17763/haer.58.3.c43481778r528qw4
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