Volume 7   Number 1     Springs 2013

A Collaborative and Writing Pedagogy: An Antidote to Demagogy (Comment on Stewart & McClure)

Reinekke Lengelle
Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada
pp. 109-114

ABSTRACT. Stewart and McClure have inspiring views on how teachers can create more opportunity to take the role of power holder. But whether these views are indeed an answer to the constraints of standardization and high-stakes accountability and the conservative restoration of market reforms is not resolved or entirely convincing. However, that teachers will experience less isolation by engaging their students and the voices of theoretical mentors is promising and the more who hear about it, the more it might keep the status quo from maintaining its monological grip.


KEYWORDS: power holder, teachers, dialogic stance