ERIC Number: EJ1060732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Engaging Undergraduates in Feminist Classrooms: An Exploration of Professors' Practices
Spencer, Leland G.
Equity & Excellence in Education, v48 n2 p195-211 2015
This article reports the results of a feminist action research project that sought to ascertain professors' best practices for engaging undergraduates in feminist classrooms. In semi-structured interviews, professors recommended assigning readings from a variety of positionalities; creating a safe space for class discussion; relying on data to respond to student resistance; and including issues related to diversity, human identity, and social justice at a curricular level. The article concludes with a discussion of the author's experience implementing this advice in his own teaching for two years.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Undergraduate Students, Feminism, Action Research, Research Projects, Best Practices, Learner Engagement, Semi Structured Interviews, Teaching Methods, Social Justice, Ethnic Diversity, Identification (Psychology), Educational Strategies, Student Interests, Critical Theory, Interviews, Student Evaluation, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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