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Scharrón-del Río, Maria R. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2017
This article addresses some of the common issues that arise when striving to develop multicultural competencies in the classroom using an experiential, intersectional, feminist, and anti-oppressive approach, in the hope of providing support to others doing similar work and contributing to the conversation around the personal impact of liberation…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Puerto Ricans, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness
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Lodhia, Sharmila – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2016
As an instructor of courses examining women's lives through a transnational feminist lens and a scholar whose research explores the challenge of utilizing the law to address gendered violence, author Sharmila Lodhia, is deeply invested in the question of how discussions of advocacy in the women's and gender studies classroom are framed. She…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Intervention, Womens Studies, Gender Issues
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Ergun, Emek – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2013
This article discusses the geo-political operations of student resistance in global feminisms classrooms, a topic that is largely ignored in the feminist pedagogies literature, where a generic understanding of the feminist teacher as a white, American and/or Western, and upper-class PhD seems to dominate. Given that the number of minority faculty…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Feminism, Teacher Characteristics, Gender Issues
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Weber, Brenda R. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
The ways in which both postfeminism and neoliberalism contest the legitimacy of traditional feminist dogma, which is to say second-wave principles and practices, becomes particularly acute in the classroom. Feminist pedagogies have largely been predicated on two socio-political givens that postfeminist and neoliberal logics disallow: (1) that…
Descriptors: Feminism, Popular Culture, Epistemology, Womens Studies
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Henry, Hani M. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
Many psychology instructors approach the topic of gender with considerable resistance and apprehension. Some professors may be reluctant to incorporate gender issues into their psychology courses due to their fear of altering their teaching practices. Others may be unable to present their views on gender in an unbiased way, so they avoid…
Descriptors: Arabs, Psychology, Cultural Influences, Gender Issues
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Bloom, Davida – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2006
In this article, the author talks about using the play entitled, "Miss Julie" to educate her students about date rape. According to her, the play presents a unique opportunity to bring up the topic of date rape. Several theories, including the social learning theory and the evolutionary theory, have been put forth to explain the existence of rape.…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Course Content, Feminism, Rape
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Washington, Patricia A. – Feminist Teacher, 2000
Addresses what service learning is, how it can advance activism, and why service learning should be incorporated in a course on women and violence. Describes the project, the Hate Crimes Service Learning Project (San Diego, California), undertaken in a Women and Violence course in spring 1998. (CMK)
Descriptors: Colleges, Course Content, Educational Strategies, 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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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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Bohmer, Susanne K. – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Addresses the problem in an introductory women's studies course of student resistance to generalizing statements that document inequality in society. Discusses a presentation made to the class on the importance of generalizations in understanding sociological and political research findings, including statistics. Maintains that objections to…
Descriptors: Bias, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Data Interpretation
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Deay, Ardeth; Stitzel, Judith – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Describes the restructuring of an introductory women's study course which by filling an academic requirement attracted a broader audience. Discusses the instructors' need to change the tone of the class to respond to students who may be hostile to a feminist perspective. Includes a series of exercises to help students focus their observations. (DK)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Course Content, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Females
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Poster, Carol – Feminist Teacher, 1997
Argues that there are special problems associated with designing and teaching a course about authors outside of the literary canon. Traces the development of a course on Victorian women writers from initial development difficulties to final thoughts on restructuring the syllabus. Notes works used in the course. (DSK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Feminism, Gender Issues
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Dever, Maryanne – Feminist Teacher, 1997
Notes the types of issues and questions that challenged faculty designing a course in feminist research methodology. Outlines the principles underlying the selection and organization of teaching methods and course content; describes weekly class assignments; explains methods of assessing student progress; and provides a copy of the course…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Objectives, Course Organization, Curriculum Design
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Krouse, Susan Applegate – Feminist Teacher, 1997
Presents the story of the creation of an undergraduate course on the traditional and contemporary roles of women in North American Indian cultures. Notes that the course was designed around experiential learning precepts and the idea of "giving voice" to American Indian women. Lists texts used and evaluates course strengths. (DSK)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indians, Course Content
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Allen, Nessy – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Presents priorities and strategies considered when developing a course on women and science at an Australian university. Suggests that the course will fill a gap in the history of science course offerings and address the contributions of Australian women scientists. Compares the experiences of two physicists: Joan Freeman and Rachel Makinson. (DK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Females, Foreign Countries
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