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The Portrayal Of Teachers In Children's Popular Fiction, Nancy Niemi, Julia B. Smith, Nancy Brown Jan 2014

The Portrayal Of Teachers In Children's Popular Fiction, Nancy Niemi, Julia B. Smith, Nancy Brown

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This study explores cultural messages about teachers and teaching, as delivered by current children's literature. Our findings confirmed that teachers are still portrayed, in text and picture, as White, kind, conservative, women who teach for the love of children. More surprisingly, we also found that: 1) the stories conveyed strong themes of students acting as agents of teachers’ identity work, 2) that students often position teachers as sex objects, and 3) that teachers’ social class is characterized as working class. The results imply ambivalence about teachers’ identities and suggest that the teaching profession keeps women in a powerless and ...


Book Review: Challenged By Coeducation: Women's Colleges Since The 1960s By Leslie Miller-Bernal & Susan L. Poulson, Susan B. Marine Jan 2009

Book Review: Challenged By Coeducation: Women's Colleges Since The 1960s By Leslie Miller-Bernal & Susan L. Poulson, Susan B. Marine

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Review of Leslie Miller-Bernal & Susan L. Poulson's Challenged by Coeducation: Women's Colleges Since the 1960s. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2006


Book Review: Negotiating Social Contexts: Identities Of Biracial College Women By Andra M. Basu, Susan B. Marine Jan 2009

Book Review: Negotiating Social Contexts: Identities Of Biracial College Women By Andra M. Basu, Susan B. Marine

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Review of Andra M. Basu's Negotiating Social Contexts: Identities of Biracial College Women. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing, 2007.