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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I have benefitted immeasurably from long and stimulating conversations with Sara Freedman about the meaning of teaching for women and the relationship of families and schools. And I want to thank Henry Giroux, Steve Ellenwood, ...
What results is an illuminating analysis of how, in Foucault's term, the "technology of power" shapes institutional structures within schools in order to affect the relationships feminist administrators and teachers have with each other ...
Women teachers have created courses addressing women and history, psychology, literature, and other disciplines; they have sought less authoritarian relationships in the classroom and are still in the process of a developing a feminist ...
... of the relationship of gender and class on the one hand, and structural forces and human agency on the other. ... gender, and class relationships and (2) those which emphasize agency and the production of meaning and class and ...
In order to address the relationship of gender and schooling adequately, a synthesis of these two perspectives ... have too often failed to recognize schools as sites of ongoing struggle over both knowledge and social relationships.
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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