Getting Ready for Benjamin: Preparing Teachers for Sexual Diversity in the Classroom (Curriculum, Cultures, and (Homo)Sexualities Series)

Getting Ready for Benjamin: Preparing Teachers for Sexual Diversity in the Classroom (Curriculum, Cultures, and (Homo)Sexualities Series)

By: Rita M. Kissen (editor)Hardback

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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.

About Author

Rita M. Kissen is associate professor of teacher education and women's studies at the University of Southern Maine. She is the author of The Last Closet: The Real Lives of Lesbian and Gay Teachers.


Part 1 Surveying the Landscape Chapter 2 The Challenges of Gay Topics in Teacher Education: Politics, Content, and Pedagogy Chapter 3 "But No One in the Class is Gay": Countering Invisibility and Creating Allies in Teacher Education Programs Chapter 4 What do we do in Physical Education Chapter 5 "Pedophiles and Deviants": Exploring Issues of Sexuality, Masculinity and Normalization in the Lives of Male Teacher Candidates Chapter 6 Homophobia in the Schools: Student Teachers' Perceptions and Preparation to Respond Chapter 7 Education by Association: The Shortcomings of Discourses of Privacy and Civility in Anti-Homophobia Education Chapter 8 The Gay Ghetto in the Geography of Education Textbooks Part 9 "Add LGBT And STIR": Multiculturalism and Sexual Diversity Chapter 10 "Talking about Inclusion like it's for Everyone": Sexual Diversity and the Inclusive Schooling Movement Chapter 11 Re-visioning Multiculturalism in Teacher Education: Isn't it Queer? Chapter 12 Queer Developments in Teacher Education: Addressing Sexual Diversity , Homophobia and Heterosexism Chapter 13 Getting to the Heart of Teaching for Diversity Part 14 Telling Our Stories Chapter 15 How My Teacher Preparation Program Failed Chapter 16 Visibility, Invisibility, and "The Thickness of Non-Diversity": What I learned from Karen Chapter 17 Heteronormativity and Common-sense in Science (teacher) Education Chapter 18 "I was Afraid He Would Label Me Gay If I Stood Up For Gays" The Experience of Lesbian and Gay Elementary Education Credential Candidates at a Rural State University Chapter 19 Teacher Educators and the Multicultural Closet: The Impact of Gay and Lesbian Content on an Undergraduate Teacher Education Seminar Chapter 20 Can of Worms: A Queer TA in Teacher Ed Chapter 21 I'm Every Woman: Multiple Identities as Part of the Diversity Curriculum Chapter 22 Campus Dyke Meets Teacher Education: A Marriage Made In Social Justice Heaven Part 23 Afterword

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742516762
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780742516762
  • weight: 481
  • ISBN10: 0742516768

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