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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Instead, the interests of domination and resistance mutually inform each other, and it is in such contradictory relations that the ideological and material space emerges within schools for developing the insights and forms of radical ...
duced through ideological considerations and interests that confront the realities of school life through a project of possibility, that is, through a project that attempts to study reality in order to change it, to interrogate ...
Weiler also utilizes the concept of voice to analyze the interests taken up in teacher discourse and examines how these interests either enable or constrain the possibility for students to affirm their own experiences, challenge the ...
This theoretical analysis raises the question of the connection between schools and class interests, patriarchy, and race. It attempts to locate individual struggle and action in relation to larger economic and social forces.
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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