Sunday, February 6, 2011

Culture of Power

As you read Lisa Delpit's piece, are you hearing echoes of SCWAAMP in her "culture of power?" Do you hear Allan Johnson's discussion of privilege, power and difference as she talks about how some kids come to school already knowing the "rules and codes of power" while others do not? I know her voice is very different from Johnson's, but she is also talking about how some people have more privilege than others and how that impacts their lives in important ways.

As you move through your college experience, do you think that you were taught the rules and codes of college life before you got here? Are there some rules about how to be successful in college that you had to learn along the way? Are there elements of the 'secret rule book' that someone taught you at home or in high school?

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