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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This is an important conceptual advance, illuminating how the experiences of both teachers and students, along with the production of knowledge, meaning, and values in schools, can best be understood — by recognizing and analyzing how ...
By utilizing the concept of "voice" as a pedagogical category to examine the interaction of teachers and learners and the knowledge they both bring to the classroom, as well as the knowledge they produce together, Weiler extends the ...
knowledge as immutable material to impart. Instead, it foregrounds exchange between and over the categories, it recognizes the productivity of the relations, and it renders the parties within them as active, changing, and changeable ...
... of meaning and class and gender identities through resistance to imposed knowledge and practices. Both feminist theory and critical educational theory reflect the tensions inherent in the contradictions between these two approaches.
And both emphasize that social structures and knowledge are socially constructed and thus are open to contestation and change. In order to address the relationship of gender and schooling adequately, a synthesis of these two ...
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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