Getting Ready for Benjamin: Preparing Teachers for Sexual Diversity in the Classroom

EditorRita M. KissenContribution byTim Bedford, Deborah P Berrill

October 23, 2002|
Getting Ready for Benjamin: Preparing Teachers for Sexual Diversity in the Classroom by Rita M. Kissen
$160.00
Hardcover
Earn 800 plum® points
1% of net proceeds from this book helps children in high-needs communities through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Out of stock online.
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Buy In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

This book argues that issues of sexual diversity are inextricably interwoven into the basic concerns of pre-service teacher education. How do we make our students aware of assumptions regarding masculinity, femininity, and sexuality that arise from what is presented, represented, or omitted from curricula and classroom practice? What do we say about homophobia and heterosexism as we anticipate the administrative hierarchies, school cultures, parent and community politics they will encounter as teachers? What special challenges might face a teacher (straight or gay) who discusses sexual orientation in a high school classroom, or responds to a homophobic remark in the hallway or the cafeteria? How should we prepare a teacher for a parent conference with two moms or two dads? The essays in this volume range from an analysis of gay stereotypes in teacher education textbooks, to a discussion of queer multiculturalism, to personal accounts by lesbian and gay teacher educators and heterosexual allies who are challenging homophobia and heterosexism in their own classrooms and programs. All agree that education for sexual diversity is as important as education about all other forms of difference, and that future teachers need to know how to create safe spaces for lesbian and gay students, along with the children of gay families who are increasingly a part of the classroom landscape.
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.
Loading
Title:Getting Ready for Benjamin: Preparing Teachers for Sexual Diversity in the Classroom
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:280 pages, 9.3 X 6.14 X 0.81 in
Shipping dimensions:280 pages, 9.3 X 6.14 X 0.81 in
Published:October 23, 2002
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780742516762

Recently Viewed
|