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Moore, Lisa Jean – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2016
Lisa Jean Moore describes a class assignment for her Social and Cultural Change course in which she was required to accommodate the material limitations of teaching within a highly regulated and restricted environment. This assignment, carried out in a women's prison, could be adapted for traditional college settings and travel abroad programs,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Teaching Methods, Females, Institutionalized Persons
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Etengoff, Chana – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2015
Although many students at Barnard College, Columbia University select the elite, women's liberal arts college because of its feminist legacy, students often report that their understanding of gender and sexuality evolves during their time on campus as they become more knowledgeable of feminist discourse and queer theory. As a result, courses open…
Descriptors: College Students, Mixed Methods Research, Minority Groups, Gender Bias
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2013
In this paper, the author is going to turn around and around ideas about feminist pedagogy and feminist politics in the academy in a similar way to take us to the kind of "social somewhere" of which Barone and Eisner write, to look at the same material in familiar and unusual ways--here a fiction, there a fanciful retelling of facts,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Social Influences
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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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Granek, Leeat – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2009
The death of the author's mother was not a surprise. Despite eighteen years of relative psychological and physical health while she lived with metastatic breast cancer, the last year of her life was a violent struggle against the disease that aggressively invaded her body. Her mother fought her death until the last moment. Within five days of…
Descriptors: Grief, Teacher Effectiveness, Cancer, Psychological Patterns
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Hurst, Rachel Alpha Johnston – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2009
This essay traverses back and forth across the institutionally-imposed boundary between storytelling and critical reflection to explore how the author's thinking about feminist pedagogical praxis has been irrevocably altered by the experience of losing a parent as well as facilitating mutual support groups for young adults whose parents or…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Social Sciences, Young Adults, Foreign Countries
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Waite, Stacey – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
In this article, the author discusses action literacy, and suggests that identifying literacy as political, ideological, and connected to power structures and abuses of power is not enough for a proponent of active literacy and critical pedagogy. Action literacy is a literacy of positionality that highlights the importance of movement and flux. It…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Politics, Reading Ability, Functional Literacy
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Moore, Lisa Jean – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
In this article, the author describes her experience, hired seven years ago by a CUNY school, The College of Staten Island (CSI). She expresses that although incredibly challenging, that first year taught her an invaluable lesson. It was through these embodied experiences that she now understands the teacher's body, her body, creates a…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Lesson Plans, Congruence (Psychology), Teaching Methods
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Bardsley, Alyson – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2006
In this article, the author discusses a course she taught entitled, "Grrl Power and Beyond: Third Wave Feminism and Contemporary Popular Culture," in the interdisciplinary American Studies Program at her college. Here, she lays out her goals in designing the course, and the ways that her students, her circumstances, and her classroom…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Feminism, Classroom Techniques, Instructional Design
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Gonick, Marnina; Shannon, Laura; Allison, Amy – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2006
Written in the early twentieth century, Virginia Woolf's essay, "A Room of One's Own," invites its readers to join her in search of the answer to the question of "women and fiction," and in the process the readers are treated to a piercingly articulate perspective on the condition of women in a world culture built on women's…
Descriptors: Females, Personal Narratives, Gender Issues, Feminism
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Hesford, Wendy S. – Feminist Teacher, 1990
Focuses on autobiographical composition and storytelling to promote critical thinking and feminist inquiry in women's studies and composition courses. Analyzes the personal discovery of the author's own voice as a woman writer. Presents three activities designed to initiate dialogue and elicit stories. Outlines assignment in which students produce…
Descriptors: Authors, Autobiographies, College English, Consciousness Raising