“Unleashing the Unpopular” : Talking About Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Education

“Unleashing the Unpopular” : Talking About Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Education

A teaching resource anthology that covers a variety of issues related to sexual orientation, and gender diversity.

Author: Isabel Killoran PhD, Karleen Pendleton Jiménez PhD Source: Association for Childhood Education International Origin Country: United States Publish Date: 2007 Publication City: Olney, MD Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , .Target Audiences: , , , , . Last Modified: 2014-10-07

This new publication is a unique teacher education resource that strives to improve understanding of issues related to sexual orientation, gender diversity, and education, and how they affect students, teachers, schools, and the community. Personal narratives offer insight into experiences of LGBT students and teachers in schools. These narratives and essays are offered as an invitation to make room for the questions and discussion that will hopefully lead to more equitable communities. The authors discuss barriers to successfully supporting LGBT students, teachers, and parents; and explore the reasons behind action or inaction, the effects of not having supportive policy around LGBT issues, and possible solutions to the concerns. Educators share their successes and failures in their attempts to address gender diversity and sexual orientation in the classroom and/or school community. They provide strategies for introducing, supporting, and engaging students in dialogue, advocacy, and arts-based activities.

160 pages
$22.00 paper
ISBN: 978-087173-171-5