Gender Identity, Equity, and Violence
Multidisciplinary Perspectives Through Service Learning

Series Edited by Gerald S. Eisman
Foreword by Robert A. Corrigan
Paper: 978 1 57922 218 5 / $35.00
Published: May 2007  

Lib E-Book: 978 1 62036 032 3 / $95.00  
About Library E-Book

Published: December 2011  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
286 pp., 6" x 9"

Series: Service Learning for Civic Engagement Series
The authors of the thirteen chapters in this volume bring excitement and innovations to teaching about gender from a wide range of theoretical and discipline perspectives. They exhibit the inclusiveness that is central to feminist pedagogy–a perspective that centers the educational enterprise in the analysis of the interconnectedness of social categories that have traditionally divided and given root to inequality and oppression and aims for no less than social transformation. Empowerment is a core value in gender education and the experiential approach nurtures that goal. This volume provides many examples of the power of learning through experience as the authors demonstrate that, “…the authority of the feminist teacher as intellectual and theorist finds expression in the goal of making students themselves theorists of their own lives by interrogating and analyzing their own experience.” (Weiler, 1991)

To stimulate the adaptation of the approaches described in these books, each volume includes an Activity / Methodology table that summarizes key elements of each example, such as class size, pedagogy, and other disciplinary applications. Click here for the table to this title.

Table of Contents:
Foreword—Robert A. Corrigan; About This Series—Gerald Eisman; Introduction—Geraldine B. Stahly; Activity/Methodology Table; List of Contributors

SECTION I GENDER AND IDENTITY: 1) Gender, Identity, Theory, and Action—Talia Bettcher; 2) Final Project Runway: In the I’s of Asian American Women—Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales; 3) The Gendered Meaning Of Dress—Connie Ulasewicz

SECTION II THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER IN AN EDUCATIONAL SETTING: 4) Examining Gender and Classroom Teaching Practices—Sherrie Carinci; 5) Feminism, Public Sociology and Service Learning: Issues of Gender in the Primary School Classroom—Kristyan M. Kouri

SECTION III FEMINIST PEDAGOGY AND SERVICE LEARNING: 6) Women as Social Warriors: A Framework for Community Service-Learning Combining Amazonian Feminist Thinking and Social Justice Education Theories—Veda E. Ward; 7) Placing Gender and Multi-Cultural Competence at the Center: The Young Women’s Studies Club—Susan E. Cayleff and Angela J. LaGrotteria; 8) Learning about Prejudice, Oppression, and Hate: Reversing the Silence—Silvina Ituarte

SECTION IV WOMEN AND VIOLENCE: 9) Using an Ecological Perspective to Understand and Address Sexual Assault on Campus—Courtney E. Ahrens and Patricia D. Rozee; 10) From “No means No” to Community Change: The Impact of University Based Service-Learning Related to Intimate Violence Prevention—Elena Klaw and Marilyn C. Ampuero; 11) Service Learning in a Psychology Course: Women and Violence—Gloria Cowan

SECTION V SERVICE LEARNING AND RESEARCH: 12) Empowering Older Women through Service-Learning Research—Luciana Lagana; 13) DNA as a Tool For Social Justice: Service Learning and Paternity Testing In Tanzania—Ruth Ballard.