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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These teachers and administrators are in the process of creating a critical pedagogy in their classroom teaching and in their encouragment and support of progressive schooling. Their work should be an inspiration to other teachers.
... performed by school administrators and teachers. Yet Weiler is not content to work solely within the language of domination, she also wants to stress the ways in which dominant social forms are contested, resisted, and overcome.
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 represents a breakthrough in critical feminist work in its analysis of the achievements and obstacles experienced by feminist administrators and teachers in an urban secondary school.
It was to address these questions that I decided to investigate the beliefs and practices of women high school teachers and administrators who have been touched by feminism. As a feminist and a teacher I know that women teachers of my ...
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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