Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Feminist Pedagogy

  • Sara Regina Mitcho
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_235



Feminist pedagogy is an approach to education that brings to bear feminist theory, feminist activism, and women’s experiences on educational content, the learning environment, the relationship between teacher and student, and the connection between the learning environment and the outside world. The approach emerged as a clear educational strategy by the 1980s and was influenced by feminist activism, critical pedagogical theory, and the progressive education movement in the United States. Like critical pedagogy, feminist pedagogy rejects traditional pedagogical approaches that perpetuate hegemonic power structures. Feminist pedagogues are particularly critical of educational approaches that maintain gender oppression and other intersecting forms of oppression. Feminist pedagogy envisions learners as active agents who work in community with teachers in an environment that values personal experience to...

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