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References and Credits
Ann Berthoff, Ritter notes that though (for Berthoff) the teacher in a
liberatory classroom is “highly evolved from the traditional role of
teacher as giver of knowledge and classroom controller,” nevertheless "the teacher still must exist—and in many ways, takes on a heightened structural importance in the classroom, as a
political voice and organizer of men (and
women), rather than simply an instrument of the state
(or educational system). Such increased
social value placed upon the teacher-figure
inevitably leads to increased moral value as well,
elevating the classroom to a status that
becomes vaguely spiritual, nearly holy" (pp.19-20). (back)|