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ERIC Number: EJ782718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
Practicing What We Teach: Feminist Strategies for Teaching about Sexism
Copp, Martha; Kleinman, Sherryl
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v18 n2 p101-124 2008
For decades, feminist teachers have been working in a chilly political climate. Rightwing critics claim that women's studies programs suffer from "insularity and narrowness, ideological bias, and a tendency toward misinformation." In the mainstream media, feminism is both vilified and trivialized. It's no wonder that many students doubt that sexism exists. In this article, the authors share the feminist strategies they practice for teaching about sexism to their students. The authors discuss techniques on: (1) Establishing trust; (2) Facilitating student ownership of the course; (3) Getting students to apply feminist insights to the world through writing; (4) Sharpening students' analytical skills through humor; and (5) Having students connect feminist knowledge to their future actions. (Contains 19 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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