A Jeanne Site
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest update: October 30, 1999
Curran or Takata.
Response to Covaleskie Lecture:
Disciplinary Power and Control of Learning
Tamela's Insightful Statement on Postmodern Learning
Tamela Kinstle's Poem on Learning
jeanne's Summary Lecture on Disciplinary Power
Power Goes to School: Teachers, Students, and Discipline
by John F. Covaleskie, Northern Michigan University
On October 28, Tamela Kinstle wrote:
Today in class I really could relate to your lecture about disciplinary power and institutional racism. Ever since the beginning of the semester I felt uncertain and filled with anxiety.I could not adjust to my instructor's different teaching styles... including yours. I kept asking myself what does she want from me? What does she expect? How can I earn an "A" if their are no tests and essays to write and answer? Well the light bulb FINALLY came on during your lecture...especially when you stated "What has the educational system done to you?" " Where is your initiative?" "Be creative!" So this is my first attempt to break out and confront the "cost of change" .... Tamela Kinstle
What did you teach me you ask?
You taught me:
to sit when I wanted to stand
to be quiet when I wanted to be heard
not to question when I asked "why"
to follow when I wanted to lead
never to break rules even when I challenged their purpose
to feel only what you felt
to think only what you thought
What did I learn you ask?
I learned what you wanted me to learn
To see only what you wanted me to see
To BE only what you wanted me to be