Who Owns School?
Authority, Students, and Online Discourse

by Kelly Ritter

New Dimensions in Computers and Composition Series
eds. Cynthia Selfe and Gail Hawisher
Hampton Press, 2010

Reviewed by Rita Malenczyk
Director, University Writing Program and Writing Center
Eastern Connecticut State University


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References and Credits

As Ritter notes, Freire’s works took hold in U.S. colleges in the 1980s, resulting in a generation of teachers trained as graduate students to regard “The Banking Concept of Education” (and, by extension, Pedagogy of the Oppressed) as a foundational pedagogical text, an alternative to what John Trimbur and Harvey Kail have called the “generate and transmit” model of teaching. (back)