Radical Teacher

Periodical containing articles, photos, interviews, and book reviews on radical feminist theory and practice in education.

Articles from Spring

Bridging Multicultural Education: Bringing Sexual Orientation into the Children's and Young Adult Literature Classrooms
Playwright / activist Tomi Avicolli writes: School was one of the more painful experiences of my youth. The neighborhood bullies could be avoided. The taunts of the children living in those endless repetitive row houses could be evaded by staying...
Can Vietnam Awaken Us Again? Teaching the Literature of the Vietnam War (1)
We must never forget that the Vietnam War created the most powerful antiwar movement in history. Even the Modern Language Association was shaken to its roots, making it sprout such forbidden fruit as the Radical Caucus. (2) The war and the movement...
Climate Control Teaching about Gender and Sexuality in 2003. (Introduction)
We are writing our introduction to this special cluster issue on teaching about gender and sexuality just after The Bachelorette picked Ryan the poet-fireman, but only so he could propose to her--she could choose him, he could write poetry, but he...
Learning and Unlearning Historical Sexual Identities
Several years ago I taught a senior writing-intensive seminar for English majors in which we read Gertrude Stein and Willa Cather in the contexts of historically constructed and contested categories of sex/gender and sexuality. While reading varied...
Minor Eruptions: Lesbian Accused of Promoting Pedophilia (1)
I've been teaching long enough to have been called a lot of names (COMMIE DYKE, for one, CASTRATING BITCH, for another, of course), but I am grateful to have survived the age of reproduction and achieved the exalted state of tenured full professor...
News for Educational Workers
NO WAR ON IRAQ Antiwar activities at schools and colleges are spreading across the country. Below are just a few examples. Following the lead of Qakland and San Francisco, Chicagoans Against War on Iraq (CAWI) initiated the Chicago City Council's...
People like Us. (Teaching Notes)
Directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker. 120 minutes. Available from CNAM Film Library (800-343-5540). Like many teachers, I have had difficulties getting students to discuss class issues. If you ask students if they have friends who are of...
Sidewalk. (Teaching Notes)
By Mitchell Duneier. With an Afterword by Hakim Hasan. Photographs by Ovie Carter. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $13. "This is Sidewalk," I announced, showing them the book on the first day of class, a second-semester Freshman English course focused...
Teaching "Comfort Women" Issues in Women's Studies Courses
Over the past ten years, Asian and Western feminists and human rights activists have created transnational coalitions to support the demands for redress by survivors of the Japanese military's "comfort system" of WWII. For nearly fifty years, the stories...
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