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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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Ryan, Maureen – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Claims it is essential that teachers recognize the pluralism of their students. Discusses feminist pedagogy and the problems of its implementation in the classroom. Cites numerous studies on student expectations of female professors as compared to male professors. Maintains that feminist pedagogy must adapt itself to the contexts of individual…
Descriptors: Bias, Educational Practices, Feminism, Socialization
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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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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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Bruno, Maria F. – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Discusses reactions and attitudes of students in a women's studies course during the Gulf War. Contends that the imagery of war as a sexual, phallic event was a major topic of class discussion. Presents excerpts from teacher and student conversations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Discussion, Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries
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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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Russell, Julia D. – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Describes the impact of an independent school's switch to a coeducational institution from single sex boy's school. Discusses the process of redefining the school community and developing a set of core school values. Includes a set of recommended elements for successful coeducation programs. (CFR)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment
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Lee, Janet – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Contends that a critical question for women's studies educators is the impact of feminist education on a student's personal growth and development. Discusses classroom strategies to help students express anger appropriately and provides excerpts from student writing assignments. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anger, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Educational Objectives
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Yamasaki, Joan Marie – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Identifies cigarette advertising as an example of marketing harmful products to intended consumers using harmful images. Describes a classroom project in which students learn how to create, increase, and maintain demand. Includes a chart with student-designed "demarketing" campaigns and a bibliography on women and advertising. (CFR)
Descriptors: Advertising, Annotated Bibliographies, Business Education, Class Activities
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Scanlon, Jennifer – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Asserts that feminist instructors try to foster personal and social change. Maintains that feminist teachers must encourage activism in their classrooms to keep feminist culture alive. Describes two outside student activities, discusses group projects, and provides suggestions on student evaluation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Gorman, Phyllis – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Maintains that the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) issue presents two opportunities for feminist educators: providing basic information on AIDS and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and analyzing societal responses to AIDS in terms of a feminist perspective. Provides three classroom exercises designed to explore student attitudes…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Attitude Change, Bias, Class Activities
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Bleich, David – Feminist Teacher, 1989
Maintains that sexism is the foundation on which all other forms of oppression are built. Discusses a classroom exercise in which 150 first-year students at Indiana University, Bloomington, write an essay describing a conversation with someone about homosexuality. Analyzes student essays in terms of what they reveal about the link between sexism…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Feminism, Higher Education, Homosexuality
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Lee, Janet – Feminist Teacher, 1991
Uses the television program "Roseanne" as a teaching aid to analyze societal institutions and their effects on everyday life experiences. Examines attitudes and opinions of 31 White midwestern college students, ages 18 to late 50s, regarding the program. Shows students feel the series critiques patriarchy and affirms women's lives. (NL)
Descriptors: College Students, Comedy, Critical Theory, Cultural Awareness
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Sutphin, Christine – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Asserts that political attitudes and beliefs affect curriculum development and selection of instructional materials. Describes a Women in Literature course in which students participate in the selection of books and other reading materials. Discusses the process the students used, nonparticipatory students, and issues of personal biases. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies