ERIC Number: EJ1138990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Reference Count: 46
Standing up and Standing Together: Feminist Teaching and Collaborative Mentoring
Costello, Lisa A.
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v26 n1 p1-28 2017
In this article the author will discuss mentoring as a collaborative, feminist endeavor that is a critical part of being a feminist teacher. The author advocates for a culture change on campuses about how we see mentoring; it has to become a required academic structure that not only helps increase teaching effectiveness and student success, but also aids the successful management of any college or university, which includes the work of administration, staff, faculty, and students. First, because mentorship is about equity, it is certainly for women, people of color, and even men. The author's initial survey data, however, focuses first on the responses of women in English and writing, and so the author begins there. Second, though men also struggle with issues of equity in the academy, women are the focus of this article because research shows that even though women make up more than half of academics (and graduate students), women and people of color are still struggling more to balance heavy teaching loads with service or research, as they are also slower to progress in the academy and enter into permanent or leadership positions.
Descriptors: Feminism, Mentors, Females, Equal Education, Teaching Load, Cooperation, National Organizations, Professional Associations, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Researchers
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