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Fisanick, Christina – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
The images of fat professors encountered in popular culture are few in number and negative in depiction. In this article, the author discusses on how will the professorial body affect the way in which students perceive the professor's teaching abilities. The author concludes that bias against fat professors, professors of color, and other…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Obesity, Body Weight, Negative Attitudes
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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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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