In this essay, Hana Kawai and Emily Taylor provide a case study of one teacher's classroom that examines issues of student conflict, gender dynamics, and the importance of reflective discussion to address oppressive social structures. Through reflections and observations that focus on the intersection of gender and race, they urge teachers to recognize, understand, and respond to everyday classroom conflict through a critical lens. Kawai and Taylor conclude with an "imagined conversation"that discusses the larger societal influences that affect individual choices.
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Research Article| December 16 2011
The Work Children Do: Unpacking Gendered Conflict in an Elementary Classroom
Harvard Educational Review (2011) 81 (4): 646–666.
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Hana Kawai, Emily Taylor; The Work Children Do: Unpacking Gendered Conflict in an Elementary Classroom. Harvard Educational Review 1 December 2011; 81 (4): 646–666. doi: https://doi.org/10.17763/haer.81.4.h203864j71h67h73
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