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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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Highberg, Nels P. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
In this article, the author intends to focus on the ruptures that sometimes emerge when his outsider and insider identities clash, shift places, or simply exist together in the classrooms he inhabits as teacher. He provides what Jerrie Cobb Scott calls an extended "think about" where he unpacks his own uncritical dys-consciousness and how it has…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Yescavage, Karen; Alexander, Jonathan – Feminist Teacher, 1997
Discusses the benefits of marking sexual identities (as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual) in the classroom, exposing students' hetero-normativity, and alerting them to ways in which seemingly "personal" lives are shaped by the political. Relates the authors' classroom experiences in trying to illustrate the socially-constructed aspects of…
Descriptors: Bisexuality, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Objectives, Curriculum Development
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Stevenson, Sheryl – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Proposes a method for teaching about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by using poetry written about the disease. Identifies specific anthologies as resources and reviews the literature. Says poetry addresses AIDS-inspired fears and helps reshape negative attitudes and homophobia. Suggests that it also enhances prevention-oriented public…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Anthologies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Influences
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Gorman, Phyllis – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Maintains that the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) issue presents two opportunities for feminist educators: providing basic information on AIDS and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and analyzing societal responses to AIDS in terms of a feminist perspective. Provides three classroom exercises designed to explore student attitudes…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Attitude Change, Bias, Class Activities
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Bleich, David – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Maintains that sexism is the foundation on which all other forms of oppression are built. Discusses a classroom exercise in which 150 first-year students at Indiana University, Bloomington, write an essay describing a conversation with someone about homosexuality. Analyzes student essays in terms of what they reveal about the link between sexism…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Feminism, Higher Education, Homosexuality