Exploring the role of the postmodern feminist voice in the development of the school language text

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Esterhuyse, Jan en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Perumal, Juliet Christine en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-08T05:14:15Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-08T05:14:15Z
dc.date.issued 1997 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Perumal, J. 1997. Exploring the role of the postmodern feminist voice in the development of the school language text. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14756
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 91-107. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Commencing with an abbreviated herstorical review of the various strands that comprise feminism's rich tapestry, this study proceeds with an enquiry into the postmodern feminist challenge against patriarchal ideological extravagances that have valorized Enlightenment significations of knowledge. Building on the postmodern feminist insight, that the discourses that constitute women as deficit Other permeate every aspect of the social configuration, language as a social and cultural construct is examined with a view to ascertaining the extent to which it has aided and abetted in the definition, deprecation and exclusion of women and our realities in a male supremacist society. In surveying the sexual/textual pedagogic terrain, the study proceeds from the premise that texts as cultural artifacts are crucial in the transmission of cultural attitudes, values, and the construction of gendered identities. Exploring the Communication, Literacy and Language component of the Outcomes-Based Learning document, and the interim core English second language syllabus, currently at the centre of educational debate, the study attempts to show that despite the documents' rhetoric to promote gender sensitivity and inclusivity, their allegiance to androcentric multilingual and multicultural concerns entrench phallogocentric binarism, thus making them complicit in furthering patriarchal ideology. The study concludes with a few recommendations for further research in the area of feminist pedagogy. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Feminism en_ZA
dc.subject.other Feminism and education en_ZA
dc.subject.other Language and education en_ZA
dc.subject.other Women - Language en_ZA
dc.title Exploring the role of the postmodern feminist voice in the development of the school language text en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Languages and Literatures en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MEd en_ZA
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