Sexuality Matters brings together scholars from a variety of epistemological perspectives to explore the multiple ways in which sexuality does indeed matter in the arena of public education. This book is arranged into three main thematic areas: Policy and Activism, Curriculum and Pedagogy, and Identity and Lived Experiences, each of which explores specific ideas and challenges found within the corresponding topic. The special features of this collection include a focus on the implications of sexuality for educational leadership as well as a multi-perspectival approach to the exploration of these concerns. This text will prove to be especially useful both to scholars who prepare future educational leaders and to practitioners who are seeking ways to deal with the complex social realities of their communities.
James W. Koschoreck is an associate professor in the Urban Educational Leadership Program at the University of Cincinnati. In 2008-09, he served as the president of the University Council for Educational Administration. His research interests include educational policy and politics, and LGBTQ issues in education. Autumn K. Tooms is an associate professor of PreK-12 educational administration at Kent State University. Her research addresses three topics: the study of politics related to the principalship, the study and support of those who aspire to the principalship, and the study of issues relevant to novice principals.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Policy and Activism Chapter 4 Sexualities Equality in All Primary Schools: A Case for Not Waiting for "Ideal" Conditions Chapter 5 Gay-Straight Alliances and Other Student Clubs: A District's Responsibilities Chapter 6 Act Out: Organizing for Queer Rights in Education Part 7 Curriculum and Pedagogy Chapter 8 Fostering Positive Dispositions about LGBTQ Matters: The Effects of a Social Justice Curriculum on Future Educational Leaders Chapter 9 Deconstructing Silos: Non-LGBTQ Educators and the Subjects of the Urban Classroom Chapter 10 Why School Principals Must Stop All Teasing, Harassment, and Bullying in Schools and How They Can Do So Part 11 Identity and Experiences Chapter 12 Lesbian and Gay Public School Administrators: Early Experiences that Shape Today Chapter 13 Dancing with the Queers: A Lesson in Discourse Chapter 14 "Did Somebody See Me? Are They Going to Know? Am I Going to Lose My Job?": An Openly Gay Elementary Principal Reflects on Being Gay and Coming Out to His School Community Chapter 15 Brotherhood and a Chance to Belong: Lived Experiences of Gay Fraternity Men in a College Community Chapter 16 Conclusion