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Briggs, Lindsay – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2017
This essay will describe one activity that the author uses in her human sexuality course to illustrate how patriarchal systems have affected the experiences of females and males across the sexual lifespan. Through this fairly simple and straightforward activity students are able to utilize common experiences and knowledge of real-world issues and…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Feminism, Gender Differences, Females
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Tang, Jennifer – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
In recent years, "pre-code" films have been re-discovered and applauded by film scholars and feminists. The term refers to the period between 1929 and 1934 when many Hollywood studios openly disregarded the censorship restrictions of the Hays Code. Named after censorship czar William H. Hays, the Code forbade nudity, cursing, sexual innuendo,…
Descriptors: Films, Censorship, Females, Sexuality
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Wiest, Lynda R. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2009
Girls' and women's dispositions, performance, and participation in mathematics have received significant attention in recent decades. Nevertheless, females still perform below males on the mathematics portion of standardized tests, such as the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) (Institute of Education Sciences), and they attain fewer mathematics…
Descriptors: Role Models, College Mathematics, Females, Standardized Tests
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Okopny, Cara – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2008
A recent flurry of reporting in mainstream media argues that boys are drowning in a female-centered U.S. education system. According to proponents of the boy crisis argument, boys are just biologically and developmentally different from girls, and it is educators' responsibility to teach to this perceived difference. The U.S. education system,…
Descriptors: Males, Gender Differences, Single Sex Schools, Feminism
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Barnard, Ian – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Describes reactions by college students to an antihomophobic classroom pedagogy. Asserts that homosexual and bisexual students need to see themselves represented in the classroom. Presents a 30-item selected bibliography addressing this issue. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Lesbianism
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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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Cadet, Nancy – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Looks at the function and status of women faculty at colleges and universities in the United States. Focuses on how the adjunct faculty position when used as an economizing strategy by administrators places women in permanent disadvantaged and dead-end positions. Reviews adjunct faculty organizational efforts to make demands for pay equity and…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Employment Practices
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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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Rakow, Lana F. – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Discusses difficulties of overcoming classism, racism, and sexism in the classroom. Addresses hostile reactions by white male students, silencing and marginalization, and the "inappropriate other"--a minority or female in the traditionally white male role of professor. Stresses that gender and race are inseparable parts of identity,…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Communication Problems, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Feminism
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Stanovsky, Derek – Feminist Teacher, 1997
Explores the possibilities and implications of poststructuralist feminism for the practice of feminist teaching. Reflects on the experience of a man occupying the position of male-feminist teaching about feminist philosophies. Approaches the issues by examining three speech situations from a poststructuralist position: "speaking…
Descriptors: Feminism, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Males
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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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Rosser, Sue V. – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Presents five exercises, based on the "Chilly Climate" papers, designed to enhance faculty and staff sensitivity to the need of providing a comfortable learning environment for women. Covers definition of sexism, pronouns as power, gender differences in experiences with sexism, incorporating feminist scholarship into traditional courses,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Environment, Faculty Development, Females
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Ford, Mary J.; Millward, Robert E. – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Reviews research that refutes stereotypes regarding women's administrative abilities. Claims that sex-role stereotyping excludes women from public school administration. Explores the possible positive impact on administrative job opportunities for women created by the National Association of Secondary School Principals' Assessment Center. (NL)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection
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Brown, Pearl L.; Hoffnung, Michele – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Describes a women's studies course on images of women in psychology and literature. Includes a syllabus for the course divided into gender and genre, gender and difference in psychoanalytic theory, moral development, growing up female, relationships, and the minority experience. Discusses development of the course, problems encountered, and…
Descriptors: Authors, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Influences, Females
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Johnson, Linda L. – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Examines the role which women's study groups and writing circles have played in the education of women in Japan, China, and the United States. Serves as an introduction to a cross-cultural study of women's history in the three cultures. Points out that the course raises questions about the politics of women's education. (LS)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Discussion Groups, Educational History
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