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Trousdale, Ann M. – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Presents results of an examination of the portrayal of teachers in picture books. Reports that most teachers are represented as female, often nameless, and almost always smiling. Expresses concern over some stereotypes found. Suggests that more attention should be paid to these books because of the power of literature to shape readers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Females
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Gussman, Deborah; Hesford, Wendy – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Describes the use of dialogues in teaching introductory women's studies courses. Discusses interior, textual, and verbal dialogues. Suggests that teaching in this manner challenges traditional processes of knowledge production and evaluation. Argues that journals and peer support groups widen the scope and nature of exchanges within feminist…
Descriptors: Dialog Journals, Dialogs (Language), Feminism, Higher Education
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Barnard, Ian – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Describes reactions by college students to an antihomophobic classroom pedagogy. Asserts that homosexual and bisexual students need to see themselves represented in the classroom. Presents a 30-item selected bibliography addressing this issue. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Lesbianism
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Jennings, Maude M. – Feminist Teacher, 1990
Presents a one-act play by the author, using Eula Lee (the feminist author's alter ego) as a storyteller. Embellishes upon the sour-grapes fable to teach good sportsmanship and what "sour grapes" means. Enacts the author's ideas about teaching cultural values through storytelling. (CH)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Fables
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Stevens, Carolyn – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Maintains that information on the history of women and work has expanded dramatically since 1973. Provides an extensive bibliography organized in 30 themes appropriate for classroom use. Also presents an annotated bibliography of scholarly articles on women and work. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Blacks, Careers, Elementary Secondary Education
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James, Joy – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Presents a course on gender, race, and class developed at a White, midwestern university. Describes critical theory objectives through which students learn to analyze racism, sexism, and classism, and construct a model based on their analysis. Includes class assignments, projects, and activities. (NL)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Course Descriptions, Critical Theory
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Stevenson, Sheryl – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Proposes a method for teaching about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by using poetry written about the disease. Identifies specific anthologies as resources and reviews the literature. Says poetry addresses AIDS-inspired fears and helps reshape negative attitudes and homophobia. Suggests that it also enhances prevention-oriented public…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Anthologies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Influences
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Rozema, Hazel J. – Feminist Teacher, 1988
Describes a simulation that enhances student ability to gain a perspective on the opposite sex and their world view. Includes a guided mental imagery trip in which the instructor asks questions about daily activities and role reversal simulations using group activity. Cautions that debriefing is essential for success. (KO)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Females, Group Activities, Higher Education
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Klinkenborg, Kay F. – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Provides selected references to help college faculty integrate women's studies into the college curriculum and gives examples of integration projects along with methodologies. Offers resources for integration into the liberal arts curriculum but does not include references for integration into specific academic disciplines. (LS)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Females
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Steelsmith, Shari – Feminist Teacher, 1990
Claims children form initial views on sex roles between the ages of three and six, and describes ways to use biographies of women to broaden this perspective. Includes class activities for grades one through five, outlines of lesson plans, a list of biographies, and resource material. (NL)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Biographies, Elementary Education, Females
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Kranich, Kimberly A. – Feminist Teacher, 1990
Reviews periodicals that address ignorance about race, gender, class, sexuality, that act as an advocate for people of color and that provide better coverage of women in newsrooms. Discusses various publications, their impact, and provides a 10-page annotated bibliography of periodicals. (NL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Black Literature, Black Studies, Class Activities
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Frazier, Christina L. – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Describes how an Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) education and prevention program was introduced into schools in a midwestern low incidence community by first educating parents about AIDS through a presentation program before community groups. Describes the presentation format and the major goals of the program. (RW)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Parent Role
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Berg, Allison; And Others – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Describes the experiences of heterosexual teachers in introducing the topic of sexual preference into a freshman writing course. Expounds on the pitfalls of a writing assignment in which students were asked to describe a conversation with someone about homosexuality. Includes numerous attempts at integrating lesbian and gay experiences into the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Homosexuality
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Lowney, Kathleen S. – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Discusses the establishment of a course on the victimization of women in order to facilitate dialogue on the subject and to lay the groundwork for a sexual assault center. Describes course composition, expectations, format, syllabus, group projects, and reading lists. Emphasizes feminist sociological theories of female victimization. Includes a…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Course Objectives, Crime, Curriculum Development
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Ryan, Maureen – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Claims it is essential that teachers recognize the pluralism of their students. Discusses feminist pedagogy and the problems of its implementation in the classroom. Cites numerous studies on student expectations of female professors as compared to male professors. Maintains that feminist pedagogy must adapt itself to the contexts of individual…
Descriptors: Bias, Educational Practices, Feminism, Socialization
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