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.
The importance of this view of pedagogy is clearly stated by David Lusted and is worth noting. He writes: What pedagogy addresses is the process of production and exchange in the cycle, the transformation of consciousness that takes ...
But a clearly articulated theoretical perspective is necessary in order to understand the empirical data gathered through observation and to come to a deeper .understanding of society, and individuals acting within it.
... shaped through the experience of schooling, and in which the complex interaction of conflicting subjectivities and the power of gender, race, and class is made clear. This present study is meant to be a contribution to that project.
... What I hope this figure makes clear is not only the variety of philosophical and sociological traditions influencing educational theory, but also the complex relationships among different approaches within educational theory.
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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