Incorporating LGBTQ+ Identities in K-12 Curriculum and Policy, 1st Edition

  • Laura Isbell
  • Kathryn Dixon
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  • ISBN-10: 1799814068
  • ISBN-13: 9781799814061
  • DDC: 370.81
  • 381 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released March 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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K-12 Educators work diligently to help at-risk students find success in the classroom. One group of at-risk students is the LGBTQ+ population. K-12 students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer often fear the repercussions of disclosing this information in the classroom environment. Homophobia from fellow students, faculty, and/or administrators can mean bullying, lack of acknowledgement of identity, absence in curriculum, etc. There is a strong need for this group to be included in the landscape of curriculum design and policymaking. This title provides comprehensive research on inclusive curriculum design and education policy that impacts LGBTQ+ students. Covers topics such as gender diversity, mental health services, and preservice teachers. For teachers, counsellors, school psychologists, therapists, curriculum developers, instructional designers, principals, school boards, academicians, researchers, administrators, policymakers, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Increasing LGBTQ+ Competencies in Preservice Teacher Training Programs.
2: From Me to We: Humanizing Classrooms for LGBTQ+ Youth Through an EC-6 Teacher Preparation Program.
3: Addressing Sexual and Gender Diversity in an English Education Teacher Preparation Program.
4: A Critical Assessment of LGBTQ+ Speakers in the Classroom and Suggestions for Alternative Practices.
5: Providing Primary Prevention and School Mental Health Services to LGBTQ+ Children and Youth: A Resiliency-Based Approach.
6: Queering the Curriculum: An Exploratory Study of Teachers’ Perceptions on Integrating LGBTQ+-Inclusive Curriculum.
7: LGBTQ+ Literature in the Elementary and Secondary Classroom as Windows and Mirrors for Young Readers.
8: Sounds of Silence: Patterns of Censorship and Resources for Change With LGBTQ+ Texts.
9: Trusting Teachers: Resisting Censorship and Recognizing Euphemisms in Educational Policy and Curriculum Development.
10: LBGTQ+ Books Within Middle School Libraries and How Librarians Promote These LGBTQ+ Books to Students.
11: Uncomfortable Territory: Coming to Terms With LGBTQ+ Rights.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.