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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On the contrary, she attempts to bridge the most critical aspects of reproduction theory, its emphasis on how wider social forms reproduce the class-specific dimensions of inequality, with those aspects of feminist theory that stress ...
In moving beyond the Orwellian despair that characterizes much of radical pedagogy, Weiler rejects the notion that reproduction and resistance are dichotomous social practices; she argues instead that they are mutually informing ...
As I will explain, both of these traditions are concerned with the critical analysis of society, and both encompass opposing theoretical approaches: (1) those which emphasize the reproduction of existing social, gender, ...
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.
When schools are criticized (and they are increasingly blamed for everything from drug use to the success of Japanese industry), it is because they fail to achieve their unstated but assumed function of reproducing and maintaining an ...
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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