Silences in Teaching

Les voix du silence dans l’académie

Debbie Schnitzer

I ask questions: What cannot (will not?) be accommodated when product trumps process? What can the system (any system?) respond to in relation to the very multiplicity and diversity it claims to embrace? What kinds of human rights do we violate, dependent as we are on hierarchies’ elitist practices, their rigid modes of representation and evaluation? What kind of factory model are we preserving? What kind of self-serving publishing industry have we created to prove our productivity so that we might stay? Rise? Supercede? How can scholarship and activism intersect among various communities in an authentic reciprocal relation? Why is so much of the “real” world terminated as soon as we enter our “hallowed” halls?