Keeping Gender on the Chalkboard
How can we transform the culture and institutional structure of schools and teacher education programs to ensure the intellectual, social, and economic well-being of girls and women? Despite some advances as a result of the women’s movement and Title IX, much work remains to be done. The lived experiences of girls and young women, particularly those of color, are under addressed, as are the conditions faced by the heavily female teaching force. This volume reaches beyond the liberal conception of gender equity to explore how the insights of feminism and other challenging theories in regards to race and class can be used to create social justice strategies that work in classrooms, schools, teacher education, and professional development.
Keeping Gender on the Chalkboard includes:
• voices of girls and young women, featuring reflective essays and original writing by young feminists, oral history of teens at work, and the unrestrained creativity of girls’ magazines;
• personal narratives of educators, including work by Nitza Hidalgo, Judy Logan, Theresa McCormick, and Paula A. Roy;
• critical and pedagogical essays, including Carmen Rolón on fostering bicultural learning, Veronica Shipp on the declining number of black women teachers, Ricki Sanders on the non-marriage of teacher education and feminist cultural theory, Shirley Brown on integrating gender into teacher education, Frinde Maher and Mary Kay Tetreault on the devaluing of pedagogy within higher education, Christine Ogren on the history of normal schools, Karen N. Bell and Elaine Kolitch on teaching math to elementary school teachers, and Jerilyn Fisher and Ellen Silber on the power of fairy tales;
• program profiles, including work from GATE (Gender Awareness Through Education), SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity), FAW (Finding a Way—a geography program), and other pioneering programs