Gender Issues in the Teaching of English

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Bruce C. Appleby, Nancy Mellin McCracken
Boynton/Cook, 1992 - Education - 220 pages
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Provocative and highly readable, Gender Issues in the Teaching of English makes clear that the first step towards developing a gender-balanced learning environment is an awareness of the ways gender differences in language play themselves out in the classroom.

Nancy McCracken and Bruce Appleby have collected the voices of women and men--high school and college teachers and their students. The contributors are all teacher-researchers who write from their own experience and whose questions about gender differences led to inquiry and reflection on how they might alter their teaching and their research.

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Gender and the Teaching of Language
He Man and the Masters of Discourse
Language Activities that Promote Gender Fairness

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About the author (1992)

NANCY MELLIN MCCRACKEN is Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and English and coordinator of the English Education program at Kent State University. She has published a number of essays on the teaching of literature, language, and composition and conducts workshops with teachers on writing across the curriculum, whole language assessment, collaborative learning, and teaching response to literature.BRUCE C. APPLEBY is Professor of English and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has taught at all grade levels from pre-school through graduate school and now does in-service and pre-service teacher education for all levels. He has published widely and does workshops and speeches nationally and internationally in such diverse areas as multi-media, computers and composition, gender issues, sexual harassment, teaching literature, whole language in the secondary school, and reading and writing across the curriculum.

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