AuthorGolo, Erica Maria, 1951-
AdvisorTemple, Judy Nolte
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractFeminist pedagogical aims and strategies have been discussed in a variety of articles and essays and in a few recent books. This thesis explores feminist discourse on pedagogies and attempts to reconstruct the development of these discourses historically. Early writings on feminist pedagogies were the product of the action-oriented feminism of the 1970s and focused on classroom practices, while recent works, rooted in the larger framework of poststructuralist feminism, engage in a complex theoretical dialogue with the philosophical narratives and counternarratives that oriented emancipatory pedagogies and problematized the boundaries between feminist and other emancipatory pedagogies. The thesis comprises an analysis of the historical and theoretical implications of the literature on feminist pedagogies, and an ethnographic part based on six interviews with Professors of Women's Studies at the University of Arizona, who were asked to discuss the meanings, possibilities and predicaments of feminist teaching in a large research University.
Degree ProgramGraduate College