ERIC Number: ED442201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Postmodern Feminism and Educational Policy Development.
Wallin, Dawn C.
This paper presents a postmodern feminist conceptual framework for policy development within educational institutions. It first outlines major concepts of postmodern feminism, after which it begins to focus specifically on postmodern feminism and education. The paper contends that a goal of all educators should be to provide an educational environment where gender inequity is not tolerated. All provinces and states should require their educational institutions to develop policies that will help to create an environment free from all forms of discrimination. Educators have a legal and ethical responsibility to prevent gender inequity in the educational environment. Ultimately, the paper details educational policy development utilizing work on the role of epistemology and expertise in policymaking. The first appendix outlines potential policy initiatives that would promote more gender equitable practices within schools, including maternity and family leave, recruitment and hiring, part-time teachers, and affirmative action programs. A second appendix lists 18 questions to ask about any policy proposed to create gender equity. (Contains 26 references.) (MLF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (Minneapolis, MN, October 29-31, 1999).