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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But it is only looking back over this work that I see how an individual work is the product of collective concerns. In this case, both my own personal concerns and experiences and the collective ideas of people working within an ...
Moreover, the experiences that constitute these identities are always contradictory and represent an ongoing struggle between social forms that limit and enable individual capacities. As Philip Corrigan points out: At the heart of any ...
... imperatives which take empowerment to mean developing democratic social forms that enlarge and enhance those individual capacities which lend themselves to individual autonomy and collective responsibility and freedom.
It attempts to locate individual struggle and action in relation to larger economic and social forces. Writers about schooling, particularly in the United States, have tended to be deeply suspicious of theoretical studies.
We need to be able to encompass both individual consciousness and the ideological and material forces that limit and ... gathered through observation and to come to a deeper .understanding of society, and individuals acting within it.
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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