Women, Aging, Pedagogy: You Can't Be Old before You're Young
This paper endeavors to inscribe ourselves and others like us within a narrative of aging and pedagogy that mitigates the terror of old age by contesting and refuting cultural stereotypes. The force of our narrative is enhanced by recent research into the physiology, neurology, and psychology of aging, especially women's aging. This research suggests that female biology is rich and complicated, allowing for physical, mental, and emotional changes that encourage powerful priorities and understanding of the world and our place in it. Taking these changes into account, we address how our pedagogy develops in the context of aging.
Keywords: Women, Gender, Aging, Pedagogy, Psychology
Prof. Susan Kuntz
Prof. Carey Kaplan
Professor, Gender Studies