Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13

Gender in the Classroom: Power and Pedagogy

reviewed by Abigail M. Harris - 1991

coverTitle: Gender in the Classroom: Power and Pedagogy
Author(s): Susan L. Gabriel, Isaiah Smithson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign
ISBN: 0252061101, Pages: 196, Year: 1990
Search for book at Amazon.com

Are women and men more alike than different or more different than alike? Unlike recent publications that have emphasized the similarities between men and women1 or questioned the universality of a female voice,2 Gender in the Classroom highlights gender differences and their influence on teaching, particularly the teaching of English. Following an introductory chapter by Isaiah Smithson, Carolyn Heilbrun sets the tone of the book by exploring how the patriarchal world of the university has reacted to both the intrusion of feminist criticism into the university’s “life of the mind” and the invasion of university classrooms by increasing numbers of female professors and students. She posits that what passes for the life of the mind is, in fact, no more than the politics of the mind and she ponders why it is that the female perspective is so threatening. As in the past, Heilbrun aptly challenges the university to open its... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
Purchase this Article
Purchase Gender in the Classroom: Power and Pedagogy
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 93 Number 1, 1991, p. 201-204
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 272, Date Accessed: 7/30/2021 8:07:11 PM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue