ERIC Number: EJ1104142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Girls Talk Back: Changing School Culture through Feminist and Service-Learning Pedagogies
Martin, Jennifer L.; Beese, Jane A.
High School Journal, v99 n3 p211-233 Spr 2016
This paper explores the intersection of feminism and service-learning by describing the creation of a women's studies course for girls attending an alternative high school. In the course participants could critique sexist practices in the media and in the school, as well as establish cultural competence through engaging in service projects that they would lead. The researchers found that course content correlated with students' identity development regarding sexual harassment awareness and prevention. Furthermore, participants' increased their internal motivation (locus of control) in general and self-identification with feminism.
Descriptors: School Culture, Service Learning, Feminism, Nontraditional Education, High School Students, Womens Studies, Gender Bias, Critical Theory, Interpersonal Competence, Sexual Harassment, Experiential Learning, Interviews, Qualitative Research, Course Content, Student Projects, Identification (Psychology), School Community Relationship, Prevention, Locus of Control, Student Development, Females
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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