Teachers Serving the Oppression

As an education major I have observed the practice of “banking education” many many times and have never been a fan of it.  While many young and pre-service teachers now are trying to move past traditional teaching practices(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-S54bbX6eA) to more discovery-based practices I fear that even these methods will be serving the oppression in this country .  It is always the case that the oppressors make the rules in any society which includes the regulation of education.  This being the case I don’t see how students can be educated, at least not in mainstream education, in a way that does not serve the oppressor. As a future teacher I do not wish to dehumanize my students but after reading this I am afraid that I will not be able to avoid doing just that, if I follow the rule that is.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s