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.
As Philip Corrigan points out: At the heart of any analysis of social relations . . . there are always contradictions and, consequently, struggles. Generic struggles concern nothing less than the realization of human capacities — being ...
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 ...
With a similar clarity of insight, she analyzes how pedagogy, as part of the process of exchange that takes place within asymmetrical relations of power, always engages specific cultural forms and experiences which generate different ...
Instead, it foregrounds exchange between and over the categories, it recognizes the productivity of the relations, and it renders the parties within them as active, changing, and changeable agencies.5 For Weiler, voice is related to the ...
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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