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 the first two chapters I discuss a number of theoretical approaches and begin to explore the ways in which they can be integrated into a theory that can address the quite complex issues of the relationship of gender and class on the ...
Both demonstrate the tensions between paradigms of production and reproduction as theoretical approaches. And both emphasize that social structures and knowledge are socially constructed and thus are open to contestation and change.
(Dreeben, 1968; Tyler, 1950; Tannner and Tanner, 1980) This traditional approach has dominated studies of schooling in the United States. When schools are criticized (and they are increasingly blamed for everything from drug use to the ...
In order to approach this problem, Althusser employed two key concepts: ideology and the subject. Although Althusser accepted the ultimate importance of the economic sphere "in the last instance," he broke with earlier Marxist theory in ...
Despite the initial impact of Althusser's work on critical educational theory, the rather serious shortcomings of his approach were quickly evident. (Giroux, 1983) As has often been pointed out, Althusser's work provides no way to ...
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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