Through its rich and absorbing case studies, this book portrays three elementary classrooms from a feminist perspective. These classrooms demonstrate to readers the complexity of issues that teachers face over the challenges of gender and identity issues. Life stories of the three teachers, who are all feminists, enrich the analysis and present diverse perspectives.
Carla Washburne Rensenbrink, a classroom teacher for eighteen years, has taught classes in education and feminist teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the University of New Hampshire.
Chapter 1 Feminism and Teaching Chapter 2 Lucy: A Search for Identity Chapter 3 Rosemary: Finding a Political Voice Chapter 4 Marcia: A Sense of Community Chapter 5 Three Teachers Chapter 6 Appendix A: Preliminary Interview Chapter 7 Appendix B: Interview Guides Chapter 8 Appendix C: Data Collection