Feminisms in Education

Feminisms in Education Gaby Weiner presents an overview of recent developments in feminist educational thinking and practice in Britain exploring the ethical and professional challenges which now face feminist teachers and

  • Title: Feminisms in Education
  • Author: Gaby Weiner
  • ISBN: 9780335190522
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gaby Weiner presents an overview of recent developments in feminist educational thinking and practice in Britain, exploring the ethical and professional challenges which now face feminist teachers and educators Her main aim is to introduce issues relating to gender, curriculum, pedagogy and practice She also affirms the good news of the transformative powers of feministGaby Weiner presents an overview of recent developments in feminist educational thinking and practice in Britain, exploring the ethical and professional challenges which now face feminist teachers and educators Her main aim is to introduce issues relating to gender, curriculum, pedagogy and practice She also affirms the good news of the transformative powers of feminist consciousness as well as the bad news of social inequality She relates feminist thinking and practice to her own autobiographical experiences, to research and practitioner perspectives on gender, and to a variety of teacher and policy gender initiatives She examines how the curriculum is implicated in the construction of gender relations, for example, in defining gender appropriate behaviour and or in shaping perceptions of the appropriate place for girls and women in the family, school and employment Throughout, she offers suggestions for feminist practice and the book concludes with specific proposals for developing an educational politics out of poststructural feminism, and for creating a feminist praxis as a basis for feminist action in education.

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    1. It was very clear, unfortunately still seemed relevant in its critiques and problematisations. Even though Weiner investigates what was happening in the UK in the nineties it is similar to what is still happening in Australia now in terms of the government's relationship to education and to feminisms within education. She quotes Weedon a lot who I also like- as well as Walkerdine and some others. I want to read extensively from her reference list.Sadly I should probably focus myself on some more [...]

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