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Clarkson, Nicholas L. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2017
As trans studies becomes more deeply institutionalized as a field and trans visibility spikes in popular culture, more students come into women's and gender studies (WGS) classrooms identifying as trans, genderqueer, or nonbinary, and they hope that classrooms will be responsive to their experiences. At minimum, this requires that WGS instructors…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Womens Studies, LGBTQ People
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Baker, Ashley A.; Ryalls, Rmily – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2016
Recent research on teaching focuses on integrating technology into the classroom (Chick and Hassel 197; Eisen 350; Eudey 233; Richards 6-7; Sargent and Corse 242; Schweitzer 188). In particular, instructors have developed online class spaces using social networking sites (e.g., blogs, YouTube, Twitter). Online spaces not only challenge the notion…
Descriptors: Feminism, Teaching Methods, Electronic Publishing, Critical Thinking
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Lamantia, Kirsten; Bohecker, Lynn; Wagner, Holly; Crosser, Tarah; Bland, Amanda – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2016
The six principles of feminist pedagogy (reformation, empowerment, building community, privileging voice, respecting diversity, and challenging traditional pedagogy) are explained and then exemplified through professor and student narratives of the co-construction of a master's-level counselor education course (Webb, Allen, and Walker 67). Through…
Descriptors: Feminism, Counselor Training, Counselor Educators, Masters Programs
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Cragin, Becca – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2015
A central project of feminism has been raising awareness of the role cultural formations of sexuality play in women's inequality (Ritzenhoff and Hermes). Feminists who regularly include discussions of sexuality in their teaching are familiar with the pedagogical challenges of the subject as well as its importance. This article is intended for…
Descriptors: Feminism, Teaching Methods, Sexuality, Females
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Rojas, Maythee – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2014
This essay provides a critical analysis of the Community Service-Learning in Women's Issues (CSLWI) course and its impact on California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) students and the Long Beach community-based organizations (CBOs) that they worked with between 2008 and 2013. Specifically, it offers a pedagogical approach to creating…
Descriptors: Feminism, Activism, Service Learning, Womens Studies
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Haigwood, Laura – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2012
"The voice of women needs to be heard" because "when we truly take their lives seriously it changes our whole understanding of who we are and what we are called to become" (Chilcote 10). The revolutionary impact of feminist theory and practice in all areas of contemporary culture illustrates the world-transforming potential of…
Descriptors: General Education, Womens Studies, Womens Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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White, Aaronette M. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2011
Intersectionality takes into account how inequalities of race, gender, class, and sexuality "intersect," or work in combined ways, in the lives of Black women and other women of color. As a holistic teaching approach, it also has relevance for all people, male and female, straight and gay, rich and poor, and along the various continuums…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Americans, Females, College Faculty
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Mahraj, Katy – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
It is confusing to be a feminist student. Deconstruction is "de rigueur"; reconstruction less so. Awareness rises while answers recede. Feminist students seek out learning experiences that disrupt, empower, and make them feminist students not only by what they learn, but also by how they learn, by the pedagogy in which they engage. Certainly there…
Descriptors: Feminism, Sexuality, Learning Experience, Student Empowerment
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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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Copp, Martha; Kleinman, Sherryl – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2008
For decades, feminist teachers have been working in a chilly political climate. Rightwing critics claim that women's studies programs suffer from "insularity and narrowness, ideological bias, and a tendency toward misinformation." In the mainstream media, feminism is both vilified and trivialized. It's no wonder that many students doubt that…
Descriptors: Feminism, Ownership, Gender Bias, Womens Studies
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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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White, Aaronette M.; Wright-Soika, Marcia; Russell, Monica S. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
Teaching students to think critically while integrating their personal experiences with feminist scholarship has become a very important objective in the Introduction to Women's Studies course. Women's studies introductory courses are designed to introduce students to feminist inquiry, using gender as the center of analysis while examining its…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Racial Differences, Psychologists, Introductory Courses
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Fisanick, Christina – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
The images of fat professors encountered in popular culture are few in number and negative in depiction. In this article, the author discusses on how will the professorial body affect the way in which students perceive the professor's teaching abilities. The author concludes that bias against fat professors, professors of color, and other…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Obesity, Body Weight, Negative Attitudes
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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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Pauly, Susan – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Examines teaching women's literature to students who are not habitual readers. Explains that two teachers addressed the problem by dividing class time into (1) an introductory minilecture; (2) an "initial reaction" discussion; (3) student oral performances; and (4) a final, synthesizing debate. Suggests means of moving students beyond…
Descriptors: Debate, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation
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