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 situates her analysis in the view that power, as both the medium and the expression of wider structural relations and social forms, positions subjects within ideological matrixes of constraint and possibility.
For Weiler, the broader social categories of structure and agency have to be seen as dialectical aspects of the interrelated notions of both reproduction and resistance which, in theoretical and political terms, point to a view of ...
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 ...
... points to the subtle ways in which language is used to regulate, silence, and structure expression and expressivity; and shows why such language needs to be reconstructed within a pedagogy that links the production of knowledge and ...
... issues of the relationship of gender and class on the one hand, and structural forces and human agency on the other. ... 1976), the relationship of patriarchy and capitalism in terms of work and class structure (Eisenstein, 1979; ...
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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