Intersectional Pedagogy: Creative Education Practices for Gender and Peace Work teaches educators to use innovative learning methods to encourage students to rethink culture, gender, race, sexual orientation, and social class with a deep awareness of accessible language as a means of communication across disagreements.
With a focus on emancipatory critical pedagogy, as well as tools to promote sustainable peace and human rights advocacy, the book's main objective is to examine and present methods that can help students address rapidly changing social situations. Recent developments under discussion include the #MeToo and #WhyIDidntReport campaigns to counter sexual violence, campaigns to support refugees and migrants, and other human rights issues. The book examines how theory can be translated into practice and how various dilemmas pertaining to young people navigating a changing world can be successfully addressed in the classroom.
This book is an ideal reading for researchers and postgraduate students in education. It is written for practitioners in peace education and for those within traditional and alternative academia who wish to promote intersectional awareness in their teaching.
Table of Contents
Introductions: Critical Pedagogy and the Intersectional Complexities of Names
Naming the Background
Naming the Conflict
Names and Migration
Practical Gender in Critical Pedagogy: Analyzing Everyday Objects
Gender in the Fields of Academia, Development, and Peace Work
Gender Analysis Based on the Relevance of Everyday Objects
Handling Resistance with Feminist Critical Pedagogy Practices
Femininities and Masculinities
Power Relations, Objectification, and Reclaiming
Relationships, Love, and Sisterhood
Sexuality and Rape Culture
Practical Critical Pedagogy: Developing Educational Materials on Human Rights and Gender for Children with StudentsThe Course Program
The Dilemma of Language: Not All Languages are Equal
Negotiating Language Issues of Free Speech
Creating Images: Discovering Hidden Gender Stereotypes about the Self and the Other
The Mechanism of Stereotyping
Introduction to the Original Research
National Identity Stereotypes override Gender Stereotypes
Discussion of Results
Analyses of Stereotypes raised in an innovative, creative mediation process
Follow-up Research on Gender Stereotypes
Gal Harmat is an educator, innovation adviser, and researcher in gender, emancipatory and peace education, and peace work. She was the 2018 Georg Arhold Visiting Research Professor at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany.