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Shope, Janet Hinson – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2005
This essay relays the author's own pregnancy story to illustrate how academia traditionally reinforces the mind/body dualism by adhering to the no-uterus rule: a gender blind, antibody approach that treats persons as if they do not occupy a body in time and space. Her experience reveals the problems disembodied approaches to knowledge pose for…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Feminism, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Nixon-Cobb, Elisha J. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2005
This essay reflects the author's understanding of the doctoral experience, including the candidacy or qualifying exam, the role of the advisor, and the dissertation defense. In theory this process is the same for all students, but in practice the process may vary from department to department and university to university. She also includes a few…
Descriptors: Race, Empowerment, Doctoral Dissertations, Feminism
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Bartlett, Alison – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2005
The aim of this paper is to work out what the author needs to do to pass with more success, and how students evaluations of her teaching may or may not indicate this. In doing so, she draws on the literature of feminist pedagogy and on anecdote, or gossip, as a counter-discourse or a mode of talk that destabilizes the official versions of…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation, Feminism, Gender Issues
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Halevi, Sharon; Blumen, Orna – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2005
This article focuses on women students' perceptions of and responses to the presence of men in a Women's Studies (WS) classroom. Like other feminist scholars (Bignell; Sethna), the authors feel strongly that it is necessary to incorporate students' perspectives into the theory and practice of feminist pedagogy. But although the issue of men's…
Descriptors: Females, Males, Feminism, Womens Studies
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Langan, Debra; Davidson, Deborah – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2005
This article was inspired by the authors' attempts to impact student responses to feminist theorizing in a third-year social psychology course. It was grounded in their participant observation, over a three-year period, as instructors at York University in Toronto, Canada. In their respective roles as professor and tutorial assistant, the authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Participant Observation
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Johnson, Tara Star; Bruce, Mary; Graham, Peg; Oliver, Steve; Oppong, Nicholas; Park, Soonhye; Mansberger, Dorann – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2005
Shel Silverstein's children's book "The Giving Tree" imparts a useful metaphor for thinking about the role of teachers--women teachers in particular. The book's namesake is the epitome of altruism, providing branches, fruit, and even her trunk so that her beloved boy might have what he desires. And so it goes for women; endless giving,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, National Standards, Altruism, Teacher Certification
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Kirk, Jackie; Mak, Monica – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2005
"Women Educating for Peace" is an exploratory research project focused on the lives and experiences of a group of fifteen women in Montreal, all concerned with issues of pedagogy and peace, but working in different ways, in different schools. Video was used to record interviews and group discussions, focused around key topics and/or…
Descriptors: Females, Peace, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Cermele, Jill A. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2004
Violence against women figures as a common topic in a variety of college courses, including those in psychology, sociology, criminology, and women's studies. The data on the risk of sexual assault for college women makes this a topic of particular interest and importance to many college students. Although it is fairly easy to find statistics about…
Descriptors: Womens Studies, Sexual Abuse, Crime Prevention, Females
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Chandler, Sally – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2004
In this essay, the author theorizes and illustrates how engaging students in reflective talk can help them change their minds. The essay specifically addresses how patterns for reflective talk can support both the sustained, nonevaluative exploration of difficult material and the self-scrutiny necessary for acknowledging the implication in…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, College Students, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Thinking Skills
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Weisner, Jill – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2004
In this paper, the author presents a narrative describing both her personal life and professional life, sharing the development of her teaching strategies and their relationship to feminism. She details how her background, politics, insecurities, strengths, and values directly influenced the development of her teaching pedagogy, asserting that,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Gerald, Amy Spangler; McEvoy, Kathleen; Whitfield, Pamela – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2004
In her 1974 essay "Toward a Woman-Centered University" Adrienne Rich notes that, contrary to popular belief, American universities are not bastions of free thought but patriarchal institutions that reinforce negative aspects of society, such as aggressive competition, domination, hierarchies of power, and gender inequity. Thirty years later Rich's…
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, Student Attitudes, Higher Education
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Robbins, Kristin – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2004
In this article the author explores how the specific gender dynamics among newly arrived Vietnamese children influence classroom behavior in unanticipated ways. By focusing on specific ethnic experiences and data, analyzing similarities and differences, and offering other major findings on gender and power dynamics, she adds to the literature on…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Power Structure, Vietnamese People, Equal Education
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