ERIC Number: EJ826379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
One Foot on the Dock and One Foot in the Canoe: How Does a Feminist Academic Fit into Fire Service Education?
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v59 n2 p99-117 2009
This art-informed, reflexive, autobiographical inquiry explores the struggles of a feminist academic committed to transformative adult education and subsistence learning, while engaged in program planning for fire service education. The author chronicles how her approach within the applied practice in a traditional, male dominant workplace setting is shaped by her rural Canadian heritage, the move from an isolated rural location to an urban setting followed by academic research in motherwork as a site of adult learning. By looking for day-to-day opportunities to promote equity, increased tolerance and mutual respect, the author describes the struggles and joys of her lived experience within a workplace where oppression is prominent, while seeking to contribute to the transformation of societal structures that create barriers, exclude or oppress.
Descriptors: Feminism, Fire Protection, Adult Learning, Womens Education, Womens Studies, Critical Theory, Phenomenology, Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Personal Narratives, Fire Science Education, Adult Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada