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.
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 ...
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 ...
She is sensitive to the importance of legitimizing the voice of "the other(s)" while simultaneously holding such voices up to interrogation and critique. She seeks to wed intellect and emotional investment ...
... that bring students and teachers together through the constituting power of both theory and practice, the discourse of radical authority, and the importance of the transformative integrity and force of concrete, lived experience.
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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