Friday, April 11, 2008

Readings for this week

In class on Thursday, we divided up the readings for this week. Half of you chose Peggy Orenstein's chapter from Schoolgirls. As you read about Judy Logan's classroom, think about what tools and strategies she uses to create what she calls a "gender-fair classroom."

The rest of you chose Bernard Lefkowitz's Our Guys. Read the first chapter carefully, and then skim the other sections that follow. Think about Kozol when you read this... Kozol looks at how the culture of power sustains the community of Mott Haven as a space of poverty and oppression. How does the culture of power sustain the community of Glen Ridge as well?

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