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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By utilizing the concept of "voice" as a pedagogical category to examine the interaction of teachers and learners and the knowledge they both bring to the classroom, as well as the knowledge they produce together, Weiler extends the ...
Weiler also utilizes the concept of voice to analyze the interests taken up in teacher discourse and examines how these interests either enable or constrain the possibility for students to affirm their own experiences, challenge the ...
This distrust of abstract theory can be valuable, particularly when we are faced with some of the more abstruse concepts in social theory. But a critical and pragmatic stance should not lead to a rejection of all theoretical analysis.
These concepts will be central to my later analysis. REPRODUCTION THEORY Reproduction theory in general is concerned with the processes through which existing social structures maintain and reproduce themselves.
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 ...
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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