Date of Award

8-3-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Dr. Melody Milbrandt - Chair

Second Advisor

Teresa Bramlette- Reeves

Third Advisor

Dr. Mariama Ross

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine answers to several research questions: 1.) What do pre-service teachers know about feminist pedagogy or teaching in ways that are culturally responsive? 2.) In what ways are pre-service teachers prepared to use feminist pedagogy? 3.) How is a lesson constructed utilizing a feminist curriculum? All participating pre-service Art Education students completed a Survey of Art History, a questionnaire of their background in Art History, a questionnaire on their ideas of feminist pedagogy, and completed a group brainstorming of lesson plans. Data was analyzed from student responses. Results support the need for teaching more feminist content and pedagogy. Recommendations are made for further research.

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