No Angel in the Classroom: Teaching Through Feminist Discourse

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Education - 315 pages
No Angel in the Classroom: Teaching through Feminist Discourse presents a theoretically complex yet down-to-earth and personal account of feminist teaching in higher education. Starting with a nuanced interpretation of consciousness-raising, longtime feminist educator Berenice Malka Fisher develops her philosophy of feminist teaching as a form of political discourse. Through reflection on a series of candid classroom stories, she analyzes knotty problems faced by academics and activists. What counts as knowledge in discussion of feminist issues? Can teachers exercise authority without being authoritarian? What is the role of caring in political deliberation? Should safety be considered when students and teachers address volatile topics? How can feminist and other teachers committed to social justice give serious attention to the intersections of gender, race, and sexual orientation? This groundbreaking book is intended for the beginning and veteran teachers and others concerned with the contribution of education to extending social justice. Fisher's work offers a pedagogical vision that inspires both passion and critical thinking.

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Teachers at all levels of education question their methods of teaching. Are they putting too much of themselves into their lessons? Are they being fair to all students? Do they care too much about ... Read full review

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I have only preview this book. It was cited in the Tisha Bender's book, Discussion-Based Online Teaching to Enhance Student Learning, so I wanted to take a look. Fisher seems to deal with interpersonal relationships as it reagards learning. There are a couple great lines in here, that I noted when reading Bender. That's why it is in my library. 


What Is Feminist Pedagogy?
Is Womens Experience the Best Teacher? Different Ways of Knowing
The Rocky Road to Feminist Empowerment Questioning Authority
NO ANGEL IN THE CLASSROOM Exploring the Ethic of Care
Dangerous Curves Safety and SelfDisclosure
Women Do Not Say We Difference and the Ideal of Community
Innocents and Intellectuals Is There Hope for Feminist Teaching?
Where Can I Go from Here?

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Berenice Malka Fisher is professor of educational philosophy at New York University.

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