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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My experiences as a woman and as a teacher have clearly led me to this topic. At the same time, the arguments and ideas discussed here are the product of collective work, even though they are written by an individual.
If the analysis of schooling and teaching I have presented is the product of a wider theoretical debate, the political and critical pedagogy I have documented here is the collective product of the women I interviewed.
Weiler also brings into focus a wide range of questions concerning the relations of power and struggles that feminist administrators and teachers have to face in an urban public high school. In doing so, she breaks new theoretical ...
Women Teaching for Change challenges the reader to understand schooling and critical pedagogy as a form of cultural politics. By utilizing the concept of "voice" as a pedagogical category to examine the interaction of teachers and ...
Voice in this sense represents those multiple subjectivities, discourses, and biographies that constitute teachers and students alike within relations of power, history, and experience. As a referent for empowerment, the category 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