Gender in the Political Science Classroom
Published by: Indiana University Press
Gender in the Political Science Classroom looks at the roles gender plays in teaching and learning in the traditionally male-dominated field of political science. The contributors to this collection bring a new perspective to investigations of gender issues in the political behavior literature and feminist pedagogy by uniting them with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The volume offers a balance between the theoretical and the practical, and includes discussions of issues such as curriculum, class participation, service learning, doctoral dissertations, and professional placements. The contributors reveal the discipline of political science as a source of continuing gender-based inequities, but also as a potential site for transformative pedagogy and partnerships that are mindful of gender. While the contributors focus on the discipline of political science, their findings about gender in higher education are relevant to SoTL practitioners, other social-science disciplines, and the academy at large.
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Teach It Forward: Gender in the Political Science Classroom and Beyond / Ekaterina Levintova and Alison Staudinger
Part One: National and Institutional Trends1. Gendering the Political Science Classroom while Mainstreaming Gender in the Discipline: Understanding the Barriers and Exploring Solutions / Ingrid Bego2. Divergent? Gender and Methodological Diversity in Recent Political Science Dissertations, 2012–2014 / Rina Verma Williams and Laura Dudley Jenkins3. Gendered Representation in Political Science Textbooks / Daniel Mueller4. Gender Mainstreaming and Political Science Teaching in New Zealand: Still a Work in Progress / Jennifer Curtin5. Student Perceptions of Gender in Political Science Teaching and Advising / Ekaterina Levintova
Part Two: Classroom Evidence and Solutions6. Getting to No: The Need for Gender-Conscious Pedagogy in Service-Learning Courses / Daisy Rooks7. Class Format, Gender, and Student Attitudes Toward Political Participation / Sara Rinfret and Michelle Pautz8. Beyond Gender Neutrality in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Classroom / Alison Staudinger9. Thinking Through Movement: Embodied Learning as Feminist Pedagogy for the Social Sciences / Valerie Barske
Conclusion: Gender Forward: Momentum for the Future / Ekaterina Levintova and Alison Staudinger
". . . a bold and compelling collection that asks important questions about the ways in which the teaching of Political Science reproduces gender inequities."~Aeron Haynie ]]>, Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind and Exploring More Signature Pedagogies