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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In moving beyond the Orwellian despair that characterizes much of radical pedagogy, Weiler rejects the notion that reproduction and resistance are dichotomous social practices; she argues instead that they are mutually informing ...
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 ...
... teachers and students enter into as part of the process of production and exchange around specific forms of knowledge and values and the cultural practices such relations support with respect to dominant or emancipatory interests.
First, existing curricula and classroom practices have been criticized for their sexist biases and patriarchal attitudes. These critiques have addressed such questions as sex role stereotyping, the absence of women in history textbooks, ...
recent origin, we have not yet begun to consider the ways in which feminists and feminist ideas may have affected actual practice in schools. Particularly lacking are ethnographic and qualitative studies investigating the impact of ...
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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