Re: Grading, Plagiarism, Webbed Writing and ...

Eric Crump (wleric@SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU)
Mon, 12 Aug 1996 16:33:40 -0500

On Mon, 12 Aug 1996, Steve Finley wrote:
> you know what you're doing). It seems to me that those who are at the
> extreme anti-control end often seem to be saying that any control or
> advice or conveying of previously established information is somehow
> oppressive and limiting.

Are you talkin' ta me?


I'll assume so. I bet I sound like I'm taking an extreme anti-control
position. I'm not. I haven't said anything, that I know of, that was
anti-control. I would like to suggest that we *reconfigure* control and
put a whole helluva lot more of it in our students' hands. Control isn't
oppressive or limiting unless it's concentrated in the hands of the few
and used to impose upon the many. Tyranny doesn't make for good learning
conditions, I'm afraid.

Power to the people? I'll take that poor disparaged old slogan and wear
it. Thanks!

--Eric Crump