Cadernos de Pesquisa
Print version ISSN 0100-1574
PINTO, Joana Plaza. Reading and writing about bodies: a feminist methodology for teaching young people. Cad. Pesqui. [online]. 2011, vol.41, n.143, pp. 538-558. ISSN 0100-1574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-15742011000200011.
This is both a research project and an empirical study that analyzes the question of literacy amongst youngsters. The experience occurred within the context of a strong concern for developing a feminist methodology; for this reason, the two aspects are linked together. The experience has evoluted to a practice and the study prompts reflection on the development of the feminist methodology for teaching young people. The project's participants were students from the public education system in Goiânia (GO) and the central themes were gender relations and sexuality. The project was developed in a feminist NGO. Activities included regular workshops and the publication and distribution of a pamphlet. The results showed that boys were less interested in the proposal, but that both girls and boys actively participated in the study: most of those who started the workshops remained until the end.
Keywords : youth; literacy; feminist methodology.