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Rodier, Kristin; Meagher, Michelle; Nixon, Randelle – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2012
Though this exercise was originally designed for a first year course in women's studies that emphasizes representations of girls and women, it is also entirely appropriate to students considering matters of gender and sexuality in the fields of media studies, communications, sociology, political science, and cultural studies. This teaching…
Descriptors: Violence, Music, Reflection, Teaching Methods
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Jennings, Maude M. – Feminist Teacher, 1990
Presents a one-act play by the author, using Eula Lee (the feminist author's alter ego) as a storyteller. Embellishes upon the sour-grapes fable to teach good sportsmanship and what "sour grapes" means. Enacts the author's ideas about teaching cultural values through storytelling. (CH)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Fables
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James, Joy – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Presents a course on gender, race, and class developed at a White, midwestern university. Describes critical theory objectives through which students learn to analyze racism, sexism, and classism, and construct a model based on their analysis. Includes class assignments, projects, and activities. (NL)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Course Descriptions, Critical Theory
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Stevenson, Sheryl – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Proposes a method for teaching about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by using poetry written about the disease. Identifies specific anthologies as resources and reviews the literature. Says poetry addresses AIDS-inspired fears and helps reshape negative attitudes and homophobia. Suggests that it also enhances prevention-oriented public…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Anthologies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Influences
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Rozema, Hazel J. – Feminist Teacher, 1988
Describes a simulation that enhances student ability to gain a perspective on the opposite sex and their world view. Includes a guided mental imagery trip in which the instructor asks questions about daily activities and role reversal simulations using group activity. Cautions that debriefing is essential for success. (KO)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Females, Group Activities, Higher Education
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McDavid, Alex – Feminist Teacher, 1988
Illustrates some of the main points of a Master's Degree project in which an introductory college course in women's studies for men is developed. Provides discussion topics with an extensive list of resources for each topic. (KO)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Curriculum, Feminism, Higher Education
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Steelsmith, Shari – Feminist Teacher, 1990
Claims children form initial views on sex roles between the ages of three and six, and describes ways to use biographies of women to broaden this perspective. Includes class activities for grades one through five, outlines of lesson plans, a list of biographies, and resource material. (NL)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Biographies, Elementary Education, Females
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Lowney, Kathleen S. – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Discusses the establishment of a course on the victimization of women in order to facilitate dialogue on the subject and to lay the groundwork for a sexual assault center. Describes course composition, expectations, format, syllabus, group projects, and reading lists. Emphasizes feminist sociological theories of female victimization. Includes a…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Course Objectives, Crime, Curriculum Development
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Washington, Patricia A. – Feminist Teacher, 2000
Addresses what service learning is, how it can advance activism, and why service learning should be incorporated in a course on women and violence. Describes the project, the Hate Crimes Service Learning Project (San Diego, California), undertaken in a Women and Violence course in spring 1998. (CMK)
Descriptors: Colleges, Course Content, Educational Strategies, Higher Education
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Rothenberg, Paula – Feminist Teacher, 2000
Explores the reasons why higher education must incorporate gender and multicultural scholarship and perspectives into the curriculum. Argues for the type of multiculturalism that focuses on identifying and deconstructing privilege and hierarchy. Discusses teaching strategies for multiculturalism as critical thinking. (CMK)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Critical Thinking, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Deay, Ardeth; Stitzel, Judith – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Describes the restructuring of an introductory women's study course which by filling an academic requirement attracted a broader audience. Discusses the instructors' need to change the tone of the class to respond to students who may be hostile to a feminist perspective. Includes a series of exercises to help students focus their observations. (DK)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Course Content, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Females
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Dever, Maryanne – Feminist Teacher, 1997
Notes the types of issues and questions that challenged faculty designing a course in feminist research methodology. Outlines the principles underlying the selection and organization of teaching methods and course content; describes weekly class assignments; explains methods of assessing student progress; and provides a copy of the course…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Objectives, Course Organization, Curriculum Design
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Krouse, Susan Applegate – Feminist Teacher, 1997
Presents the story of the creation of an undergraduate course on the traditional and contemporary roles of women in North American Indian cultures. Notes that the course was designed around experiential learning precepts and the idea of "giving voice" to American Indian women. Lists texts used and evaluates course strengths. (DSK)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indians, Course Content
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Agha-Jaffar, Tamara – Feminist Teacher, 2000
Focuses on the women's studies program at Kansas City (Kansas) Community College. Discusses the use of guest speakers and service learning in women's studies in order to connect theory with praxis. Addresses the logistics of service learning and the opportunity for the faculty to perform part-time work in the community. (CMK)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Benefits, Program Content
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Burnier, DeLysa – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Asserts that courses in public administration provide special challenges for feminist instructors because men and women do not always have the same career opportunities or experiences. Describes the content and teaching procedures of a Principles of Public Administration course designed to consider women's issues. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Educational Strategies, Government Employees
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