Teaching Feminism

Teaching feminism includes two components: (1) instructing students on feminist theory and related content across the curriculum and (2) adopting a feminist framework as one’s pedagogical style. This entry briefly discusses the types of curriculum in which feminism can be taught, followed by a more in-depth discussion of the differences between traditional and feminist frameworks for teaching. The entry ends with a discussion of techniques used by feminist teachers.


Teaching feminism content can include a wide range of subjects: introduction of feminist theory; female and male identity development; the social construction of gender; gender-based violence; social justice; oppression, sexism, prejudice, intersectionality, and privilege; biological and psychological issues related to sex, sexuality, and gender development; social learning theory; first-, second-, and third-wave feminism; the role of ...

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