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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Women Teaching for Change challenges the reader to understand schooling and critical pedagogy as a form of cultural politics. By utilizing the concept of "voice" as a pedagogical category to examine the interaction of teachers and ...
But a clearly articulated theoretical perspective is necessary in order to understand the empirical data gathered through observation and to come to a deeper .understanding of society, and individuals acting within it.
The key problem, as Althusser presented it, was to understand the reproduction of class relationships and the process through which members of a society accept as "real" their class identity and relationship to the means of production.
His analysis appears to open the way for a deeper understanding of the ways in which schools function according to the logic of ideology and the state in capitalist society. Despite the initial impact of Althusser's work on critical ...
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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