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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Writing as a feminist, Weiler develops a critical theory of schooling that illuminates how gender is socially constructed within institutional and ideological technologies of power that inform all aspects of school life.
... meaning, and values in schools, can best be understood — by recognizing and analyzing how specific pedagogical practices function within institutional sites to produce contradictory social forms and relations.
In doing so, she breaks new theoretical ground, linking the subjective and contextual side of feminist struggle to wider aspects of social and institutional control. What results is an illuminating analysis of how, in Foucault's term, ...
Instead, Althusser argued for the relative autonomy of what he called ideological state apparatuses (ISAs), those institutions through which ideology is transmitted. But although Althusser viewed these ISAs as diverse and relatively ...
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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