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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... on the other hand, a partial acceptance of the existing order which denies their realization.2 In attempting to develop this position further theoretically, Weiler turns to feminist theory to illuminate how human agency is opera- ...
that is much more complex and contradictory than existing ethnographies would suggest. But the strength of Weiler's book goes far beyond her ability to reconstruct and advance the theoretical gains made by previous radical and feminist ...
First, existing curricula and classroom practices have been criticized for their sexist biases and patriarchal attitudes. These critiques have addressed such questions as sex role stereotyping, the absence of women in history textbooks, ...
As I will explain, both of these traditions are concerned with the critical analysis of society, and both encompass opposing theoretical approaches: (1) those which emphasize the reproduction of existing social, gender, ...
... has been both produced and reproduced through texts and material practices, existing feminist analyses of schools have too often failed to recognize schools as sites of ongoing struggle over both knowledge and social relationships.
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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