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.
... its emphasis on how wider social forms reproduce the class-specific dimensions of inequality, with those aspects of feminist theory that stress the importance of consciousness, experience, and the subjective side of human relations.
... 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.
He writes: What pedagogy addresses is the process of production and exchange in the cycle, the transformation of consciousness that takes place in the interaction of three agencies: the teacher, the learner, and the knowledge they ...
describing everyday life, educators in particular need a theory that can place human action and consciousness in an historical and social context. We need to be able to encompass both individual consciousness and the ideological and ...
They have not revealed the ways in which feminist teachers are engaged in critical and self-conscious feminist work. Studies are needed which acknowledge critical teaching as part of an active, ongoing struggle in schools.
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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