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ERIC Number: EJ1179512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
How Power Really Works in Schools
Neumann, Jacob W.
Phi Delta Kappan, v99 n8 p30-35 May 2018
People often think that power only flows downhill in school. The author draws on his own research observations, as well as the philosophy of Michel Foucault, to offer more nuanced insights. He explains that power is not a "thing" people can possess and that it flows in multiple directions, forming a web of influence. These insights suggest that people's perceptions and actions can affect schools in subtle, yet important ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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