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Feminist Pedagogy

Introduction: Key tenets of feminist pedagogy
Feminist pedagogy is a way of thinking about teaching and learning, rather than a prescriptive method. As such, it is used in different ways and for differing purposes within and across disciplines and learning environments.
Definitions of feminist pedagogy vary widely, but there is common agreement on these three key tenets:

Resisting […]

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The Gender and Education Association provides members with:

Access to, and support from, a feminist network through, for example, email lists, day seminars and conferences, and regional meetings
Reduced rates for: personal subscriptions to the journal Gender and Education; the Gender and Education international conference; GEA seminars and other events
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Inclusive practices: supporting teachers, supporting students

Written by Kim Beasy and Loren Dyer
In Australia, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) young people report high levels of bullying, harassment, and discrimination at school, resulting in negative educational and health outcomes. Previous Australian research has identified significant need for LGBTI-inclusive schooling environments. Our project will investigate these environments by drawing on the voices […]

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Save the Cheerleader, Save the World: Girls, media and leadership in the 21st century

Fellow sci-fi fans may remember the TV series Heroes, in which ordinary people develop superpowers. Their mission centres on one character, Claire Bennet, a high-school cheerleader with the power to regenerate herself. The superheroes’ mantra is, ‘Save the cheerleader, save the world’.
Claire’s precise role in world-saving I can’t explain, because I stopped watching (along with […]

Call for papers

Thoughtful Gatherings: Guest Post by Emily F. Henderson and James Burford

Thoughtful gatherings: gendering conferences as spaces of learning, knowledge production and community
Guest Editors
Emily F. Henderson, Warwick University
James Burford, Thammasat University
While conferences are a ubiquitous feature of academic work and represent a billion-dollar global industry, they rarely take centre stage in their own right as objects of educational inquiry. This is despite the fact that conferences, […]

Call for papers

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Gender and Education: Thoughtful Gatherings

Thoughtful gatherings: gendering conferences as spaces of learning, knowledge production and community
Special Issue Guest Editors: Emily F. Henderson & James Burford
Conferences are an important but neglected research area. While they are a ubiquitous feature of academic work and represent a billion-dollar global industry, conferences rarely take centre stage in their own right as objects of […]

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#MeToo

When I was 13, I took a train to Birmingham with a friend. The train conductor came to inspect our tickets, before handing them back he lifted up our t-shirts and stamped our belly buttons. He returned to the driver’s cabin, laughing.
This and many other memories of bodily intrusions have been on my mind this […]

Cite Club

#FEAS Cite Club: Decolonizing ‘place’ in early childhood studies

Cite Club: Decolonizing ‘place’ in early childhood studies
Feminist Educators Against Sexism (#FEAS) are an Australian-based, international feminist collective committed to developing interventions into sexism in the academy and other educational spaces. One of their most recent interventions is Cite Club, an e-mail group where #FEAS send their works to one another and cite one another […]

Photo by Ileana Jiménez‏ of a performance by Kranti Mumbai girls
Conference

Resistance, identities, and reducing pressure: Reflections on GEA Conference 2017

Resistance, identities, and reducing pressure: Reflections on GEA Conference 2017
by  Nicole Johnson, PhD Student, Open University of Catalonia
After enjoying the keynotes, sessions, and conversations at the 2017 GEA Conference, I found myself reflecting over the past month on the themes that emerged and impacted me. I’ve been sitting on this blog post, pondering, as […]

Call for papers

Picturing Care: Guest Post by Wendy Luttrell and Victoria Restler

Picturing Care: Reframing Gender, Race and Educational Justice
Wendy Luttrell, Graduate Center City University of New York
Victoria Restler, Rhode Island College
Everyone knows that schools cannot function and children cannot learn without care.  And yet, this topic is marginalized, if not absent from debates about how contemporary educational policies fuel racial and economic inequality.  Public discussions […]