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 this case, both my own personal concerns and experiences and the collective ideas of people working within an intellectual and political movement have shaped this work. My experiences as a woman and as a teacher have clearly led me ...
... its emphasis on how wider social forms reproduce the class-specific dimensions of inequality, with those aspects of feminist theory that stress the importance of consciousness, experience, and the subjective side of human relations.
This is an important conceptual advance, illuminating how the experiences of both teachers and students, along with the production of knowledge, meaning, and values in schools, can best be understood — by recognizing and analyzing how ...
Ideology in Weiler's view is not only embedded in the discourses, social relations, and experiences that both teachers and students embody and express in schools, it is also deeply ingrained in those institutional practices that shape ...
... and biographies that constitute teachers and students alike within relations of power, history, and experience. ... constructed, or experienced; meanings are affirmed, marginalized, or questioned; and experiences are formed within ...
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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