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Kaufman, Peter – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2008
For educators striving to create an egalitarian classroom based on open, reflexive, and honest dialogue, silence can be the ultimate obstacle. Not only does silence stifle individual expression; more importantly, silence also prevents the collective production of knowledge, understanding, compassion, and empathy. When learners and teachers feel…
Descriptors: Altruism, Learning Strategies, Social Change, Teaching Experience
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Williams, Rhonda L.; Ferber, Abby L. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2008
This article discusses an innovative program, Smart-Girl, developed in collaboration among feminist scholars, educators, and business women concerned with intervening in and improving the lives of adolescent girls in their community. This program is unique not only in its success, but also in the social and emotional impact it has had on the high…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Service Learning, Teaching Methods
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Maher, JaneMaree; Hoon, Chng Huang – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2008
The possibility of online student collaboration over cyberspace for two groups of students in Australia and Singapore was conceived by JaneMaree Maher at Monash University in Australia in 2005 after hearing a paper given by a colleague that detailed the experience of a three-way cross-country dialogue using flexible learning technologies. A recent…
Descriptors: Feminism, Distance Education, Cooperation, 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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Orban, Clara E.; Thompson, Martha E. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
In this essay, the authors argue that linking second language learners with communities that need their language skills can result in an empowering experience for students and for the communities with which they work. They describe a college-level service-learning project that was designed to help IMPACT Chicago, a women's self-defense…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Language Skills, Females, Service Learning
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Utell, Janine – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
Teacher authority is wielded in such a way that it is no longer "the" authority. Authority is used to open a space for students to find their own authority through speaking and writing--through voice. This process, so central to the feminist classroom, leads to the goals of feminist pedagogy as articulated by Robbin Crabtree and David Alan Sapp:…
Descriptors: Feminism, Self Actualization, Essays, Higher Education
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Deeb-Sossa, Natalia; Kane, Heather – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
At the core of many people's homophobia is their understanding of the position God had toward homosexuals. Fundamental to their homophobia is their use of religious rhetoric that justifies it. According to many conservative Christians who label homosexuality as sinful, homophobia is "praised by the Lord." Such use of religion naturalizes and…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Altruism, Religious Education, Homosexuality
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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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Turpin, Cherie Ann – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
In this article, the author demonstrates the very real possibility of using technology to help open up the classroom space so that students feel empowered. For her, such possibilities are at the center of feminist praxis, especially on urban campuses and at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Building a feminist pedagogy on an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Virtual Classrooms, Online Courses, Black Colleges
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Carillo, Ellen C. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
The stakes are high for feminist teachers. Susan A. Basow, Nancy T. Silberg, Kathryn Duncan, Michael Stasio, and others have reported disturbing findings regarding the discrepancy between student evaluations of male professors and female professors. Professors who have identified themselves as feminists or committed to practicing feminist…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Womens Studies, Student Evaluation, Feminism
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Love, Meredith A.; Helmbrecht, Brenda M. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
In this article, the authors ask: What is the difference between an assumed image of empowerment and a "real" image of empowerment? How can feminist educators help students to tell the difference? What do the discourses of current third-wave feminism and postfeminism teach women about representation, empowerment, and their place in the realm of…
Descriptors: Social Action, Females, Empowerment, Feminism
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Breeze, William – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
The following essay is a discussion of the author's work of becoming a male feminist teacher in the face of conservative views of feminism as well as skepticism from female (and male) students. He examines how authority (of knowledge) and authenticity (of experience) inform and impact the feminist practice of a male writing teacher. He…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Teachers, Feminism, Gender Issues
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Blizzard, Deborah; Foster, Susan – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a unique technological institute comprised of eight colleges, including the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. At the institute, deaf students and deaf culture intermingle (not always seamlessly) with students from other nations, states, and cities. Like most other universities, its students are…
Descriptors: Subcultures, Multilingualism, Technical Institutes, Liberal Arts
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