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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Table of Contents Introduction by Henry A. Giroux and Paulo Freire ix CHAPTER ONE Critical Educational Theory 1 CHAPTER TWO Feminist Analyses of Gender and Schooling 27 CHAPTER THREE Feminist Methodology 57 CHAPTER FOUR The Dialectics ...
Writing as a feminist, Weiler develops a critical theory of schooling that illuminates how gender is socially constructed within institutional and ideological technologies of power that inform all aspects of school life.
... of absolute resistance and absolute domination in various strands of radical educational theory, Weiler attempts to develop a view of consciousness and subjectivity similar to what Sheila Rowbotham calls a "problematic potentiality.
But the strength of Weiler's book goes far beyond her ability to reconstruct and advance the theoretical gains made by previous radical and feminist theories of education and pedagogy. Weiler also brings into focus a wide range of ...
In many respects, Weiler's theory of critical pedagogy is about the relations that teachers and students enter into as part of the process of production and exchange around specific forms of knowledge and values and the cultural ...
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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