The issues explored in The Feminist Classroom are as timely and controversial today as they were when the book first appeared six years ago. This expanded edition offers new material that rereads and updates previous chapters, including a major new chapter on the role of race. The authors offer specific new classroom examples of how assumptions of privilege, specifically the workings of unacknowledged whiteness, shape classroom discourses. This edition also goes beyond the classroom, to examine the present context of American higher education.
Frances A. Maher is professor of education at Wheaton College, where she coordinated the college's Balanced Curriculum Project, which integrated the study of women into introductory courses. She has written several articles exploring the principles and practices of feminist pedagogy and co-edited a special issue of Women's Studies Quarterly on feminist pedagogy. Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Portland State University. She is the author of Women in America: Half of History.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Breaking Through Illusion, Again Chapter 3 Creating a Kaleidoscope: Portraits of Six Institutions Chapter 4 Mastery Chapter 5 Voice Chapter 6 Authority Chapter 7 Positionality Chapter 8 Toward Positional Pedagogies Chapter 9 Learning in the Dark Chapter 10 Looking Back, Looking Forward Chapter 11 Notes Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 Index