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978-0-7425-0996-2 • Hardback • April 2001 • $144.00 • (£111.00)
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Frances A. Maher is professor of education at Wheaton College, where she coordinated the college's Balanced Curriculum Project, which integrated the study of women into introductory courses. She has written several articles exploring the principles and practices of feminist pedagogy and co-edited a special issue of Women's Studies Quarterly on feminist pedagogy. Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Portland State University. She is the author of Women in America: Half of History.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Breaking Through Illusion, Again
Chapter 3 Creating a Kaleidoscope: Portraits of Six Institutions
Chapter 4 Mastery
Chapter 5 Voice
Chapter 6 Authority
Chapter 7 Positionality
Chapter 8 Toward Positional Pedagogies
Chapter 9 Learning in the Dark
Chapter 10 Looking Back, Looking Forward
Chapter 11 Notes
Chapter 12 Bibliography
Chapter 13 Index
The Feminist Classroom takes us on a journey with seventeen differently situated feminist professors. As an anthropologist, I find compelling its ethnographic approach to the study of feminist classrooms in diverse institutional settings. As president of Spelman College, I applaud the classroom practices of my colleagues and their commitment to empowering Black women students....
— Johnnetta B. Cole
What makes this book so valuable and fascinating is the extraordinarily extensive fieldwork, which creates a vivid sense not only of how questions about race and gender intersect for college undergraduates, but also how the teachers actually present theirclasses, how the students react to what they read, where they grow angry, why they are led so often to disguise their own beliefs. In this respect it?s a wonderfully human and believable work. . . .The book will richly fuel the national debate. It is very important and I hope it will be widely read...
— Jonathan Kozol, National Book Award winner and author of "Savage Inequalities" and "Death at an Early Age"
The authors provide a rich analysis of the classrooms they observed and the larger understandings they can provide. If one wants to consider the theory underlying feminist pedagogies, using a quite nuanced analysis of various kinds of feminist environments, then this expanded edition can help to think through the major issues....
For teachers of theology and religion newly exploring what constitutes feminist pedagogies, or for veterans of feminist pedagogy looking for an up-to-date critical treatment of feminist practices of teaching and learning, this book is a reasonably helpfulresource with a wealth of practical examples and an extensive bibliography....
A fascinating glimpse of a first generation of feminist academics at work.....