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ERIC Number: EJ1052526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
Skirting around Critical Feminist Rationales for Teaching Women in Social Studies
Schmeichel, Mardi
Theory and Research in Social Education, v43 n1 p1-27 2015
Feminist practices can provide firm theoretical grounding for the kind of social studies that scholars promote, especially in relation to efforts to include women in the curriculum. However, in P-12 social studies education, neither women nor feminism receive much attention. The study described in this article was a discourse analysis of 16 recently published lesson plans that "did" include women. Through this examination of the rationales and language used to promote teaching about women, the author sheds light on some discursive obstacles inhibiting attention to gender issues in critical feminist ways and argues that by shifting norms in the field, we can realize feminism's potential to contribute to both social studies and ongoing discussions about women and gender inequity in society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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