This book details the development and impacts of anti-sexism professional development (PD) workshops for preservice teachers.
Designed to help teacher candidates recognize gender inequity and think more deeply about their role as anti-sexist educators, Dismantling Educational Sexism through Teacher Education explores how workshops can respond directly to issues manifesting in US schooling such as misrepresentation, androcentric pedagogy, and sex(ual/ist) harassment using an intersectional approach. By documenting participants’ learning, the text offers valuable insight into how teacher candidates view their role in combatting sexism and illustrates how an anti-sexism curriculum can positively impact on educators’ beliefs, discourses, and teaching practices.
This volume will be a valuable resource for researchers and scholars involved in teacher education and issues of gender equity more broadly, as well as teacher educators seeking a theoretical framework for anti-sexism trainings.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Conceptualizing the Study 1. Introduction to Educational Sexism 2. Researching with Preservice Teachers: Purpose, Significance, and Theoretical Underpinnings 3. Researching with Preservice Teachers: Methodology and Method Part 2: Making Sense of the Study: Findings, Experiences, and Learning 4. What Beliefs Do Preservice Teachers Have about Themselves as Anti-Sexist Educators? 5. The Effects of Participating in Anti-Sexism Workshops 6. Reflections and Openings Appendix: The Anti-Sexism Curriculum
Kimberly J. Pfeifer is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.