The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education brings together leading scholars on gender and education to provide an up-to-date and broad-ranging guide to the field. It is a comprehensive overview of different theoretical positions on equity issues in schools. The contributions cover all sectors of education from early years to higher education; curriculum subjects; methodological and theoretical perspectives; and gender identities in education. Each chapter reviews, synthesises, and provides a critical interrogation of key contemporary themes in education. This approach ensures that the book will be an indispensable source of reference for a wide range of readers: students, academics and practitioners.
Chapter 6: Out of the Ruins: Feminist Pedagogy in Recovery
Out of the Ruins: Feminist Pedagogy in Recovery
Asked what effect a more sophisticated musical education would have had on his talent, [Irving] Berlin replied, ‘Ruin it’. (Weatherby, 2005)
[T]eaching is a question of justice not a search for truth…. As such, the transgressive force of teaching does not lie so much in matters of content as in the way pedagogy can hold open the temporality of questioning so as to resist being characterized as a transaction that can be concluded, either with the giving of grades or the granting of degrees. (Readings, 1996: 19)
The second of the above quotations comes from a book entitled The University in Ruins, which, among other things, argues that universities have lost their ...