ERIC Number: ED432972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Education: Discipline Analysis. Women in the Curriculum Series.
Grumet, Madeleine; McCoy, Kate
This essay examines the ways in which education, as a discipline, has been influenced by feminist scholarship in the field. It explains that foundational studies by feminist scholars have examined sexual differences in identity and ways of knowing, and have challenged the arrogation of feminine experience and viewpoints to generalizations of male experience. The essay goes on to look at the education curriculum, focusing on access and equity, pedagogy, and narrative and identity, noting that autobiographical writing has become an important process in teacher education. It notes that feminist scholars have challenged traditional research paradigms of researcher/researched, knower/known, and subject/object, and have questioned the boundaries that separate public from private by insisting on the political nature of all inquiry. Many of the issues embroiling public education reading instruction in the early grades, the role of parents in determining curriculum, single-sex schools, and the power of teachers in relation to administrators, legislators, and parents are addressed in the thought, research, and teaching of feminist scholars. (Contains 70 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Instruction, Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism, Feminist Criticism, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Models, Personal Narratives, Politics of Education, Research Methodology, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Theories
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Towson Univ., Baltimore, MD. National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women.
Note: For related documents in this series, see HE 032 663-689.