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Paul Grobstein's picture

Goals of education: acquiring or declining power?

Very glad to have the issue of "power" on the table in our discussion of education and its problems.  I wonder if perhaps "power" and power relationships are things we find ourselves embedded in but might seek, through education?, to minimize rather than contribute to reifying?  We might seek "freedom" for all, rather than "power" for ourselves (or anyone else)?  Its worth thinking about in the context of "co-constructive inquiry;" where there is the "power"?  See A Conversation and on-line forum discussion there for an extended exchange along these lines.

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