Teaching Girls Online Skills for Knowledge Projects: A Research-Based Feminist Intervention
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Eckert and Steiner address how feminist media and communication research leads to interventions. Feminist teaching/pedagogy and feminist research are forms of political action, returning practical knowledge to the community; feminist media and communication research often leads to policy change. Focusing on interventions that go beyond the ideational and the academy, Eckert and Steiner evaluate their own after-school program to help middle and high school girls learn online research and design skills that can be applied to knowledge sites such as Wikipedia. Wikid GRRLS also serves as a research project and a learning/mentoring opportunity for its undergraduate and graduate assistants. Eckert and Steiner caution that pre-tenure feminist scholars must think hard about how to launch community service projects when working to satisfy the tenure system’s demands.
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