Coming Out Of The Classroom Closet

Author: Karen M Harbeck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317823451
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This landmark book empowers educators to become visible, positive influences and role models for gay and lesbian students in their classrooms and schools. As most homosexual educators, and even students, remain invisible due to possible hostilities of “coming out,” this eye-opening book presents recent research to help gay and lesbian teachers break their silence. It encourages them to speak out on issues of homosexuality where curricula, civil rights, personal freedoms, and social entitlements are concerned. It promotes the development of school-based intervention for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students. While the controversy over education and homosexuality is one of the most personally threatening in this nation’s history, the timely research presented in Coming Out of the Classroom Closet will hearten gay and lesbian educators to continue to strive for fair treatment as peers and for equal representation in educational materials. Pointing to reports of greater social support and legal protection than is assumed by most in the educational system, this book should be required reading for all persons concerned about continuing to provide high-quality education at all levels--college and university, secondary, and even elementary. Chapters of Coming Out of the Classroom Closet look closely at many issues surrounding the issue of homosexuality in schools, including a history of treatment of gay and lesbian educators and their legal rights; effects of internalized homophobia on homosexual educators; gay and lesbian student’s perceptions of their counselors and teachers ability to understand and help; beliefs, lack of knowledge, and lack of training of counselors and teachers about the needs of gay and lesbian youth; images of gays and lesbians in sexuality and health textbooks; important AIDS education; and the issue of homophobia.

Getting Ready For Benjamin

Author: Rita M. Kissen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742516779
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Writing from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this anthology share strategies for incorporating sexual diversity into multicultural teacher education. The 19 essays, written by teachers and teacher educators, include personal accounts, theoretical analyses, and hands-on approaches that will prepare future teachers to confront homophobia and help them welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, along with children of gay families, into their schools and classrooms.

Queer Theory In Education

Author: William F. Pinar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113570645X
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Theoretical studies in curriculum have begun to move into cultural studies--one vibrant and increasingly visible sector of which is queer theory. Queer Theory in Education brings together the most prominent and promising scholars in the field of education--primarily but not exclusively in curriculum--in the first volume on queer theory in education. In his perceptive introduction, the editor outlines queer theory as it is emerging in the field of education, its significance for all scholars and teachers, and its relation to queer theory in literacy theory and more generally, in the humanities.

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Queering Elementary Education

Author: William J. Letts
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847693696
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While there is a growing body of literature on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender concerns for secondary and tertiary educators, no text exists that encompasses these issues for their elementary counterparts. Queering Elementary Education assembles a range of writers from diverse backgrounds and geographies to examine five broadly defined areas: foundational issues; social and sexual development; curriculum; the family; and gay/lesbian educators and their allies. The volume provides scholarly insights, pedagogical strategies, and curricular resources for use in public elementary schools. Queering Elementary Education will be of particular interest to teacher educators who integrate issues of multiculturalism and sexuality into the curriculum as mandated by professional organizations and accrediting agencies. It will also be of interest to scholars, particularly within the social science fields and education.