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Moore, Lisa Jean – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2007
In this article, the author describes her experience, hired seven years ago by a CUNY school, The College of Staten Island (CSI). She expresses that although incredibly challenging, that first year taught her an invaluable lesson. It was through these embodied experiences that she now understands the teacher's body, her body, creates a…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Lesson Plans, Congruence (Psychology), Teaching Methods
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Easley, Alexis – Feminist Teacher, 1997
Reviews the debate over argumentation within the feminist community, pointing out the types of theoretical problems presented to teachers. Argues that problems can be turned into learning opportunities, enabling students to become active participants in academic debates while encouraging them to have greater ethical self-awareness in their…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Debate
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McCulley, Lucretia; Patterson, Patricia M. – Feminist Teacher, 1997
Presents an assessment tool for Women's Studies Programs, a survey based on the student-oriented instruments found in "The Courage to Question: Women's Studies and Student Learning" and "Students at the Center: Feminist Assessment," both edited by Caryn Musil. Evaluates the survey as an assessment tool and for gathering student data. (DSK)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Feminism, Higher Education
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Yescavage, Karen; Alexander, Jonathan – Feminist Teacher, 1997
Discusses the benefits of marking sexual identities (as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual) in the classroom, exposing students' hetero-normativity, and alerting them to ways in which seemingly "personal" lives are shaped by the political. Relates the authors' classroom experiences in trying to illustrate the socially-constructed aspects of…
Descriptors: Bisexuality, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Objectives, Curriculum Development
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Hotelling, Kirstin; Schulteis, Alexandra – Feminist Teacher, 1997
Discusses using Donna Haraway's concept of affinity and affinity politics as a foundation for structuring collaborative pedagogy and feminist syllabi. Outlines the goals and assumptions of affinity-based pedagogy, and relates classroom experiences that illustrate its functioning. Notes the lessons that both students and teachers have taken away…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning
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Trousdale, Ann M. – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Presents results of an examination of the portrayal of teachers in picture books. Reports that most teachers are represented as female, often nameless, and almost always smiling. Expresses concern over some stereotypes found. Suggests that more attention should be paid to these books because of the power of literature to shape readers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Females
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Gussman, Deborah; Hesford, Wendy – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Describes the use of dialogues in teaching introductory women's studies courses. Discusses interior, textual, and verbal dialogues. Suggests that teaching in this manner challenges traditional processes of knowledge production and evaluation. Argues that journals and peer support groups widen the scope and nature of exchanges within feminist…
Descriptors: Dialog Journals, Dialogs (Language), Feminism, Higher Education
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Murray, Susan L.; Meinholdt, Connie; Bergmann, Linda S. – Feminist Teacher, 1999
Examines three factors contributing to the perceived hostility toward women on university campuses dominated by science and engineering programs. Considers student resistance to direct instruction on gender issues and strategies for overcoming their resistance. Describes two courses that successfully used project-based learning to raise gender…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Engineering Education, Gender Issues
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Wallace, Miriam L. – Feminist Teacher, 1999
Examines the ways in which authority and power operate in the classroom. Uses two metaphors to describe the poles of classroom dynamics (the love-relationship and the battlefield model). Suggests that the processes of writing and reading as interpretation and discovery can act as a more suggestive instructional model. (CMK)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Practices, Feminism, Group Dynamics
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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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Damarin, Suzanne K. – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Discusses relationships among technology, women, and education. Presents three views of the computer's future: (1) the robot as superior human; (2) the cyborg; and (3) the human-computer dyad. Discusses effects that the computer has had upon work and school, particularly for women and at risk and nonliterate students. (SG)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Females, Feminism
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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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Stevens, Carolyn – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Maintains that information on the history of women and work has expanded dramatically since 1973. Provides an extensive bibliography organized in 30 themes appropriate for classroom use. Also presents an annotated bibliography of scholarly articles on women and work. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Blacks, Careers, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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