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Feminist Pedagogy Is for Everybody: Troubling Gender in Reading and Writing

Publication: English Journal
Date: 2008

Summary: The authors, who come from the Montana Writing Project, the National Writing Project at Kent State University, and the National Writing Project, describe classroom strategies that allow students of both genders opportunities to discuss issues of sexism and work for transformation while confronting these concerns.

 

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Since feminist pedagogy is for everybody (hooks) we reexamine feminist literary theories and pedagogies to include all people disenfranchised by traditional approaches to literacy education. The primary question before us is "How do we begin to achieve equity and justice in classrooms?" Introducing students to ways that texts and human interactions can be read differently, heightens their awareness to ways literature, fiction and non- fiction alike, and gendered patterns in the world foreground or silence groups of people or issues.

Copyright 2008 by the National Council of Teachers of English.  Posted with permission.
Bruce, Heather E., Shirley Brown, Nancy Mellin McCracken, and Mary Bell-Nolanin. 2008. “Feminist Pedagogy Is for Everybody: Troubling Gender in Reading and Writing.” English Journal 97 (3): 82–89. www.ncte.org

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