Re: The Flea

Eric Crump (wleric@SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU)
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 13:47:21 -0500

Greg said:
>And we have to recognize that part of this lies within the student--I've
>often encountered resistance (sometimes very strong) when I try to "slip
>out of that suit of armor." The students often come into our classrooms
>having been conditioned...

I agree a hunnerd percent, Greg. That's kind of what I mean by observing
that the *role* of teacher has become kind of saturated with this
particular kind of authority that few individual teachers can really
influence in any profound way. It's something that has been
institutionalized and therefor for is a matter of indoctrination applied to
students, teachers, parents, er, everybody who gets herded through the
system. It's a mind-boggling difficult situation to address for anyone who
has a mind to change.

Thus, interversity. A different place. A chance to create different

(I hope)


Eric Crump, University of Missouri-Columbia Learning Center &
"The best students always are flunking. Every good teacher knows that."
--Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance