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Hottinger, Sara – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
There is a widespread awareness in the American culture that women do not pursue careers in mathematics-related fields in equal numbers to men. Efforts to address this disparity by reforming mathematics education have met with some success; recent research shows that girls' achievements in mathematics stay on par with those of boys through…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Textbooks, Females, Sexual Identity
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Macomber, Kris; Rusche, Sarah Nell – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
As teachers, the authors' lessons about contemporary racial inequality are complicated and contradicted by the rhetoric of color-blindness--the belief that race no longer matters for determining life chances--entrenched in the culture. Students remain attracted to notions of racism as a problem of the "past" and often reject the idea that racism…
Descriptors: Feminism, Race, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias
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Bender-Slack, Delane – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2009
Studies on gender discourses in classrooms have specifically examined how students negotiate their individual gender identities while disregarding their lived realities within a historical context. Nevertheless, although it is difficult and uncomfortable for them, students' responses to discussing gender reveal that the discourse positively…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Student Attitudes, Discussion, Sex
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Williams, Rhonda L.; Ferber, Abby L. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2008
This article discusses an innovative program, Smart-Girl, developed in collaboration among feminist scholars, educators, and business women concerned with intervening in and improving the lives of adolescent girls in their community. This program is unique not only in its success, but also in the social and emotional impact it has had on the high…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Service Learning, Teaching Methods