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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In general, traditional educational theory has taken the existing arrangement of society as given, not changeable in ... For traditional educational theorists, schools have been seen as the means of rationally distributing individuals ...
(Dreeben, 1968; Tyler, 1950; Tannner and Tanner, 1980) This traditional approach has dominated studies of schooling in the United States. When schools are criticized (and they are increasingly blamed for everything from drug use to the ...
Thus critical reproduction theorists share certain methodological assumptions with traditional functionalist educational theorists, and critical production theorists influenced by Marxist critical theory share certain assumptions with ...
... his work in many ways seems to echo the structural functionalism of traditional educational theory. For Althusser, as for the functionalists, social reproduction is a relatively smooth process of structures and apparatuses, ...
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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