Education per se is power, or so educators truly believe. Education is able to influence politics, the businessenvironment, faith, teachers and parents, as well as the media. Throughout time, power in the field of education has been attempted to be realized, demonstrated, proven and imposed by a variety of actors: politicians, public figures, the clergy, business people, warlords, teachers, parents, and the mass media among others. The power structure has changed according to the political system, market economy, tradition, and even fashion.
Therefore, ISCHE 35 will focus on the following issues: how does power – usurped or self-proclaimed, appointed, democratically or naturally won – act upon the field of education? How has power affected teachers and their education? How does teacher education affect power? How has power and education affected childhood and adolescence and has it influenced the lived identity of men and women? How is power reflected in curriculum, textbooks, and teaching aids? How do the educational sciences serve power, and how do they legitimize power? How can we identify and explain the relationship between power and education? How possible in the field of education is it to support, restrict, stimulate and deny through power? Does power encourage resistance and how does this occur? Is it possible to resist power in education?