Feminist, Multicultural, and Social Justice Pedagogies in Counseling Psychology

Ada L. Sinacore, Freda Ginsberg and Anusha Kassan

in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744220
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Feminist, Multicultural, and Social Justice Pedagogies in Counseling Psychology

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This chapter provides a review of the extant literature on multicultural education and related competencies and pedagogy, feminist theories and pedagogy, and queer pedagogy. In this light, we analyze the literature on the feminist classroom and the challenges that educators experience when employing feminist pedagogy. This discussion is followed by a review of the relationship between multicultural and feminist pedagogies in light of the social justice agenda proposed at the 2001 Houston Counseling Psychology Conference and the challenges of implementing its goals. Lastly, the authors identify future directions and encourage counseling psychologists to build upon the intersections of feminism and multiculturalism to develop a social justice pedagogy for the discipline.

Keywords: Feminist theory; feminist pedagogy; multicultural education; multicultural competencies; social justice

Article.  13921 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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