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 work reflects ideas that have been generated by an ongoing debate about the nature of schooling and the limits of teaching in schools. They reflect discussions, reading, and collective work with a number of people concerned with ...
While rejecting the class-reductionist and one-sided nature of domination that characterizes both old and new versions of reproduction theories of schooling, Weiler situates her analysis in the view that power, as both the medium and ...
Here is the clue to the ambivalence of "needs" which always combine both a reference to the full potential of human nature and, on the other hand, a partial acceptance of the existing order which denies their realization.2 In attempting ...
... but the questions it raises about the nature of teaching and learning are part of a wider argument about schools. Thus it can be read in the context of arguments and theoretical concerns other than those of feminism alone.
In these first two chapters I outline the nature of this theoretical debate and the competing and conflicting perspectives within it. In this chapter, I turn to critical educational theory, a theoretical perspective which has emerged in ...
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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