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Ray, Amy Elizabeth – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2017
According to the author's website, Danica McKellar's first book is meant to serve as a resource for middle school girls to help them understand math concepts that are commonly confusing. This review will explore McKellar's use of mathematical contexts for presenting mathematical content and consider how these contexts may or may not limit the ways…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Mathematical Concepts, Females
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Boisseau, T. J. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2014
In searching for a way of teaching American history as something that truly belongs to women, and men, to the powerful as well as to those who lack power in a formal sense, as something that is not the story of white people with an interesting person of color charitably thrown in for good measure, Boisseau writes that while many influential…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, African American History, Females
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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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Wiest, Lynda R. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2009
Girls' and women's dispositions, performance, and participation in mathematics have received significant attention in recent decades. Nevertheless, females still perform below males on the mathematics portion of standardized tests, such as the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) (Institute of Education Sciences), and they attain fewer mathematics…
Descriptors: Role Models, College Mathematics, Females, Standardized Tests
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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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Seymour, Nicole – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
Several theoretical and pragmatic questions arise when one attempts to employ feminist pedagogy in the classroom (or to study it), such as how to strike a balance between classroom order and instructor de-centering and how to productively address student resistance. In this article, the author describes how she took on her final project for a…
Descriptors: Anthologies, Sex, Feedback, Feminism
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Johnson, Tara Star; Bruce, Mary; Graham, Peg; Oliver, Steve; Oppong, Nicholas; Park, Soonhye; Mansberger, Dorann – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2005
Shel Silverstein's children's book "The Giving Tree" imparts a useful metaphor for thinking about the role of teachers--women teachers in particular. The book's namesake is the epitome of altruism, providing branches, fruit, and even her trunk so that her beloved boy might have what he desires. And so it goes for women; endless giving,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, National Standards, Altruism, Teacher Certification