Feminist pedagogy is grounded in fundamental notions of feminist theories. It probes and investigates in detail about the different elements and factors that impart knowledge. It encompasses epistemological approaches that are used for teaching practices. Feminist pedagogical ideas are subjective. They are found to vary between the cultures. Essentially, it is the reflection of the political ideologies and socio-cultural beliefs of each society.
Ideally, the pedagogical approach should be manoeuvred in a way that it does not factor in notions of patriarchy and chauvinism in the societies. In an ideal scenario, the approaches undertaken would be pristine without the influences of patriarchy and gender inequality. Nevertheless, this is not the case in reality. Extreme oppression and anarchy of women is not prevalent in many of the developing nations. There has been positive development towards feministic ideologies in many of the nations across the world. However, in spite of this positive development, there are many strides and development required for this aspect.
In the emerging countries such as Nigeria, the economical development has been profound. There has been a rise in middle class and there has been progression in terms of economics. Education for everyone is an important ideology that has been professed by the individual governments. The government has fostered these kinds of empowerment ideologies. A number of eminent women have risen from Nigeria. Chartered accountant like Obiageli Ezekwesili, Stella Okoli Chief Executive Officer of Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited and politician Mama Bakassi are some of the successful women in the long list of successful women in Nigeria. Many influential women have risen from these cultures. However, there is patriarchy and polygamy that has been observed in these cultures. These women are some of the prominent women in the societies. Sheer volume of successful women versus men is very low. Particularly in villages such as Boko Haram, Zainab, it has been observed that there is still oppression of women. This is due to the radical political ideologies in certain factions of the society and also due to the gender discrimination in the societies. It has been found that the women in Nigeria do not have the forum to voice their opinion nor do they understand the primary objectives of feminism. Real changes in these oppressed societies can be brought only with education. Apart from this, educational leadership should be taught to all the genders to ensure that there is no workplace bias against women. There is considerable workplace bias against women in these emerging countries. Strong patriarchal notions still exist in the communities. Owing to this situation, there is belief that women are not qualified to handle leadership roles. For this situation to change, there should be an approach to cause change during the early education process of both genders.