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ERIC Number: ED117828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Pages: 30
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Power: The Anchor of Stability, the Lever of Change. (Notes Towards a General Theory of Being and Society).
Bhola, H. S.
This paper presents some initial work on a general theory of being and society, using power as the dynamic principle. Power is used to explain individual, group, and institutional behavior as well as the statics and dynamics of societies. The paper is addressed especially to educators because education is shown to be education in power. Distribution of educational goods in a society is a process of ascribing power to particular individuals, groups, communities, and classes. Significant educational change is a process of substituting old power arrangements with new ones, and educational policy-making is a development of statements by the elite in a society expressing intentions to direct and harness the power of education for particular outcomes. It is suggested that all individuals should develop their powers to the maximum, should learn to experience power without necessarily having to exercise it on others, and should exercise power with all moral compunctions. (Author/IRT)
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