LGBTQ Voices in Education: Changing the Culture of Schooling addresses the ways in which teachers can meet the needs of LGBTQ students and improve the culture surrounding gender, sexuality, and identity issues in formal learning environments. Written by experts from a variety of backgrounds including educational foundations, leadership, cultural studies, literacy, criminology, theology, media assessment, and more, these chapters are designed to help educators find the inspiration and support they need to become allies and advocates of queer students, whose safety, well-being, and academic performance are regularly and often systemically threatened. Emphasizing socially just curricula, supportive school climates, and transformative educational practices, this innovative book is applicable to K-12, college-level, and graduate settings, and beyond.
Veronica E. Bloomfield is Adjunct Faculty in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University, USA. Marni E. Fisher is Adjunct Faculty in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University, USA.
Foreword Kris De Pedro Preface: Entering the Conversation: Dancing with Dragons Veronica E. Bloomfield and Marni E. Fisher Section I Introduction: Raising Awareness: Troubling the Waters Veronica E. Bloomfield and Marni E. Fisher Chapter One: How Old Ideas Can Help New Teachers: Support for LGBTQ Students as a Core Value Michael Sadowski Chapter Two: Exploring LGBTQ Issues in K-12 Education: A Dialogue with Graduate Students Lynda R. Wiest, Cynthia H. Brock, and Julie L. Pennington Chapter Three: Speaking of Sexuality: Teaching, Learning, and Mothering through the Questions Veronica E. Bloomfield Chapter Four: Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence: Creating Spaces at the Intersection of Diversity and Controversy Marni E. Fisher and Kevin Stockbridge Interlude I: Traveling Poet Stacy E. Schupmann Section II Introduction: Climate and Culture: Fostering Positive Identities Veronica E. Bloomfield and Marni E. Fisher Chapter Five: Educator Evaluations of School Climate for LGBTQ Students: A Reiteration of the Bullying Discourse Melissa J. Smith and Elizabethe Payne Chapter Six: Searching for Self and Society: Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Online Elise Paradis Chapter Seven: Changing School Culture through Gay-Straight Alliances Markus Bidell Chapter Eight: Queering Children's Literature: Rationale and Resources Danne E. Davis Interlude II: Do You Need My Queerness to Define Your Straightness: The Pedagogy of Queering-Deviance in the Academy Anna V. Wilson Section III Introduction: Transformative Practices Veronica E. Bloomfield and Marni E. Fisher Chapter Nine: We Recruit: A Queer Pedagogy for Teacher Education Julia Heffernan and Tina Gutierez-Schmich Chapter Ten: Out of the Closet and Into the Classroom: LGBTQ Issues and Inclusive Classroom Practice Sean Robinson Chapter Eleven: Developing Critical Dialogue J. Spencer Clark and James S. Brown Chapter Twelve: Queer Earth: Troubling Dirt, Humanness, Gender Assumptions, and Binaries to Nurture Bioculturally Responsive Curricula Marna Hauk Denouement: Speaking Up Marni E. Fisher and Veronica E. Bloomfield List of Contributors Index
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