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Cairns, Kate – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this essay, Kate Cairns considers the implications of assessing garden pedagogies, arguing that a rhetoric of effects assumes an essentialist conception of the child-as-educational-output and bolsters a neoliberal vision of social change rooted in personal transformation. Drawing from ethnographic research with youth gardens in Toronto,…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Social Change, Youth Programs
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Spring, Lauren; Smith, Melissa; DaSilva, Maureen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Consciousness-raising practices at the heart of feminism remain one of the most vital components of transformative learning theory and provide the foundation for its constructivist underpinnings. Recently, there has been a call for educators to employ consciousness-raising practices outside of traditional classroom settings and to focus greater…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Transformative Learning, Feminism, Arts Centers
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Gonick, Marnina – Gender and Education, 2007
This paper revisits the question of "voice" in the context of neo-liberal social and educational reform. "Voice" has been one of the key concepts of feminist and critical pedagogies in the theory and practice of producing social transformation. I argue in this paper, that the political effectiveness of this concept needs to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Figurative Language, Educational Change
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Langan, Debra; Davidson, Deborah – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2005
This article was inspired by the authors' attempts to impact student responses to feminist theorizing in a third-year social psychology course. It was grounded in their participant observation, over a three-year period, as instructors at York University in Toronto, Canada. In their respective roles as professor and tutorial assistant, the authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Participant Observation