Women Teaching for Change: Gender, Class & Power
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1988 - 174 pages
Applying theory to practice, Women Teaching for Change reveals the complexity of being a feminist teacher in a public school setting, in which the forces of sexism, racism, and classism, which so characterize society as a whole, are played out in multiracial, multicultural classrooms.
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Writing as a feminist, Weiler develops a critical theory of schooling that illuminates how gender is socially constructed within institutional and ideological technologies of power that inform all aspects of school life.
Ideology in Weiler's view is not only embedded in the discourses, social relations, and experiences that both teachers and students embody and express in schools, it is also deeply ingrained in those institutional practices that shape ...
duced through ideological considerations and interests that confront the realities of school life through a project of possibility, that is, through a project that attempts to study reality in order to change it, to interrogate ...
... cultural and political diversity, fight against the voices of bigotry and violence, and at the same time work toward social relations that undermine the ideological, experienced relations of sexism, racism, and class discrimination.
We need to be able to encompass both individual consciousness and the ideological and material forces that limit and shape human action. Critical social theory, which is often written at a very high level of abstraction, is foreign to ...
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CHAPTER TWO Feminist Analyses of Gender and Schooling
CHAPTER THREE Feminist Methodology
CHAPTER FOUR The Dialectics of Gender in the Lives of Feminist Teachers
CHAPTER FIVE The Struggle for a Critical Literacy
CHAPTER SIX Gender Race and Class in the Feminist Classroom
CHAPTER SEVEN Conclusion