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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Weiler also brings into focus a wide range of questions concerning the relations of power and struggles that feminist administrators and teachers have to face in an urban public high school. In doing so, she breaks new theoretical ...
These critiques have addressed such questions as sex role stereotyping, the absence of women in history textbooks, the ways in which women have been portrayed in children's readers and literature, the ways in which girls have been led ...
It was to address these questions that I decided to investigate the beliefs and practices of women high school teachers ... This theoretical analysis raises the question of the connection between schools and class interests, patriarchy, ...
Wolpe, 1978; Spender and Sarah, 1980), simply failed to consider the question of gender to any serious extent at all. Despite these differences, both critical educational theory and feminist theory share an underlying concern with the ...
Despite recent criticism, which I will address later, social reproduction theorists have influenced critical eductional theory profoundly by calling into question and making problematic the role of schools and the process of schooling.
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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