Re: Gender Equity in the Classroom & Philosophy

Barbara O'Donnel (
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 13:50:33 -0500 (EST)

I'd recommend Kathleen Weiler's "Women Teaching for Change: Gender, Class
& Power" (1988; Bergin & Garvey Publishers, Inc. -- it has chapters on:
Critical Educational Theory, Feminist Analyses of Gender & Schoolin g,
Feminist Methodology, The Dialects of Gender in the lives of Feminist
Teacher, The struggle for critical literacy & Gender, race & class in the
feminist classroom. I find it to be predominately philosophical -- of
course it depends on how you define philosophy vs. theory : ) !

At 6:55 PM 11/1/96, Kim & Al Lewis wrote:
>I have been taking a course of the Philosophy of Education at my local
>university. This semester I have focused my theme on gender equity issues
>in the classroom. I was wondering if anyone has read or knows of any
>resources dealing with gender equity in the classroom from a philosophical
>viewpoint. We have been studying the works of John Dewey, Nel Noddings,
>Joan Tronto, Gertrude Himmelfarb and Benjamin Barber. At this point, John
>Dewey seems to be my best bet. Any suggestions?
>Thanks for your help,
>Kim Lewis
>PS. When my 16-year-old daughter was young, she was allowed to play with
>whatever she wanted. She had the usual girl toys as well as Tinkertoys,
>Lincoln Logs, and primary-colored Legos (BP, before pastels), Hot Wheels
>cars and Tonka trucks. She has grown up to be a wonderful athelete
>(cheerleading, softball, swimming) as well as a good student. Her career
>aspiration? To become an architect. I think it all depends on the messages
>that parents give their children when they are young.

Barbara K. O'Donnel

301 Johnston Hall
Dept. of FCS
Bowling Green OH 43403-0254

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