Author First name, Last name, Institution

Khadija Alhumaid, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

© 2019 Khadija Alhumaid. This is an open access article licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). The present paper reports on the views of four prominent feminist intellectuals and philosophers (Maxine Greene, bell hooks, Christine Sleeter and Patti Lather) and how their ideas, coloured by their lifestyles, experiences, careers and beliefs, impacted the educational field. In common, these feminists championed the universal values of equality, freedom, pluralism using different educational and political stratagems. Together, they mapped new terrains of equity and fairness and anti-racist practices as social and educational practices. A free informed conscientious aesthetic and artistic imagination in addition to a multicultural approach to education are viewed as a salvation act from the taken-for-granted perceptions and routines as well as an emancipation of students' brains from race, class and gender prejudices. It is concluded that these ideas, if put into practice, are liable to improve education as they pay heed to taking care of marginalized women, enhancing democratic teaching and building a healthy educational climate where both teachers and students are connected to the wider community.

ISSN

2281-4612

Publisher

Richtmann Publishing Ltd

Volume

8

Issue

3

First Page

31

Last Page

44

Disciplines

Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Bell hooks, Christine Sleeter, Educational theory, Feminism, Maxine Green, Patti Lather

Scopus ID

85083015500

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Hybrid: This publication is openly available in a subscription-based journal/series

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