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 ...
In doing so, she breaks new theoretical ground, linking the subjective and contextual side of feminist struggle to wider aspects of social and institutional control. What results is an illuminating analysis of how, in Foucault's term, ...
In addition, she works to develop a critical pedagogy in which radical imperatives are constructed within school and classroom relations, imperatives which take empowerment to mean developing democratic social forms that enlarge and ...
It attempts to locate individual struggle and action in relation to larger economic and social forces. Writers about schooling, particularly in the United States, have tended to be deeply suspicious of theoretical studies.
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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