Feminist Pedagogy: Looking Back to Move Forward


Feminist Pedagogy: Looking Back to Move Forward


Co-Editors: Robbin D. Crabtree, David Alan Sapp, and Adela C. Licona


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In addition to co-editing, David A. Sapp (CAS, English, Fairfield University) and Robbin Crabtree (CAS, Communication, Fairfield University) co-authored the introduction, "The passion and the praxis of feminist pedagogy".

Book Description: This collection of essays traces the evolution of feminist pedagogy over the past twenty years, exploring both its theoretical and its practical dimensions.

Feminist pedagogy is defined as a set of epistemological assumptions, teaching strategies, approaches to content, classroom practices, and teacher-student relationships grounded in feminist theory. To apply this philosophy in the classroom, the editors maintain that feminist scholars must critically engage in dialogue and reflection about both what and how they teach, as well as how who they are affects how they teach. In identifying the themes and tensions within the field and in questioning why feminist pedagogy is particularly challenging in some educational environments, these articles illustrate how and why feminist theory is practiced in all kinds of classrooms.

In exploring feminist pedagogy in all its complexities, the contributors identify the practical applications of feminist theory in teaching practices, classroom dynamics, and student-teacher relationships. This volume will help readers develop theoretically grounded classroom practices informed by the advice and experience of fellow practitioners and feminist scholars. – Publisher description



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Crabtree, R. D., Sapp, D. A., & Licona, A. C. (Eds.). (2009). Feminist Pedagogy: Looking Back to Move Forward. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.


Copyright 2009 Johns Hopkins University Press

Feminist Pedagogy: Looking Back to Move Forward