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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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 ...
By utilizing the concept of "voice" as a pedagogical category to examine the interaction of teachers and learners and the knowledge they both bring to the classroom, as well as the knowledge they produce together, Weiler extends the ...
... and structure expression and expressivity; and shows why such language needs to be reconstructed within a pedagogy that links the production of knowledge and the act of learning to forms of production rooted in the histories, ...
While critical educational theorists have been concerned with the production and reproduction of class through schooling under capitalism, feminist theorists have been concerned with the production and reproduction of gender under a ...
Both demonstrate the tensions between paradigms of production and reproduction as theoretical approaches. And both emphasize that social structures and knowledge are socially constructed and thus are open to contestation and change.
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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