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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... 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.
Generic struggles concern nothing less than the realization of human capacities — being more alive, more happy, less threatened, insecure, and so on — and the blocks that operate on ...
describing everyday life, educators in particular need a theory that can place human action and consciousness in an historical and social context. We need to be able to encompass both individual consciousness and the ideological and ...
Reforms are seen as adjustments of a fundamentally sound system of the social allocation of human beings. (Dreeben, 1968; Tyler, 1950; Tannner and Tanner, 1980) This traditional approach has dominated studies of schooling in the United ...
For Althusser, as for the functionalists, social reproduction is a relatively smooth process of structures and apparatuses, unconcerned with the erratic or impassioned actions of flesh-and-blood human beings. Equally influential in the ...
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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