Kathleen A. Krier (M.A. candidate; University of Madison—Wisconsin) has taught French at Sun Prairie High School. Sun Prairie, WI.
A Strategy for Change: Incorporating Women Writers into the High School French Literature Curriculum
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1987 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 20, Issue 6, pages 549–554, December 1987
How to Cite
Krier, K. A. (1987), A Strategy for Change: Incorporating Women Writers into the High School French Literature Curriculum. Foreign Language Annals, 20: 549–554. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1987.tb03054.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT A recent survey among high school teachers of French literature revealed curriculum syllabuses composed almost exclusively of male-authored literary works; data showed a ratio of thirty-nine male to one female-authored text. This paper defends the incorporation of renowned French women writers into the curriculum and suggests an implementation proposal for high school or college French literature courses which includes a list of noted works by French women authors and a sample guide for ideas and techniques to stimulate thoughts, questions, and interpretations.