ERIC Number: ED331065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
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Feminist Pedagogy in Composition Transforming Passive Receptors into Active Participants.
Milanes, Cecilia Rodriguez; Statler, Carolyn
Two teachers incorporated feminist pedagogical strategies into their literature/composition classroom. Feminist pedagogy seeks to break down hierarchical authority; to foster cooperation, collaboration, and the collective process; and to create a place where students learn from each other, taking responsibility for their own learning and becoming active participants. Specific classroom practices to create a setting in which students can write and speak with authority include: (1) a grading contract negotiated between students and teacher on the "terms" of the semester's work (evaluation and grading); (2) journaling (for students and teacher); (3) student-developed topics for writing activities; (4) small group work to talk about writing; and (5) large group discussion facilitated by feminist pedagogical techniques. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Collaborative Learning
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Northwest Regional Conference on English in the Two-Year College (24th, Albany, NY, October 12-14, 1989).