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LGBTQI Parented Families and Schools

Visibility, Representation, and Pride, 1st Edition

By Anna Carlile, Carrie Paechter


174 pages

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pub: 2018-05-15
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Exploring the experiences of LGBTQI+ parents and their children and their relationship with schools, this book illuminates how these families work with schools, and how schools do, or do not, support children of LGBTQI parents. Based on empirical research and making space for the voices of both parents and children, the research extends beyond previous studies of gay and lesbian parenting to include bisexual, transgender, queer, non-binary, and intersex parents. The authors consider the influence of pressure groups, school inspection frameworks, legislation, and the media, and examine the ways in which some schools are working to become more inclusive.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Ideologies of parenting and schooling: visibility, invisibility and alternative family forms
  3. Media representations of LGBTQI+ parented families
  4. LGBTQI+ parented families and their visibility/invisibility in school policies
  5. LGBTQI+ parents’ perspectives on their children’s schools
  6. Experiences of children of LGBTQI+ parents at school
  7. Usualising’ LGBTQI+ people and issues in schools: the Educate & Celebrate approach to creating school change
  8. Conclusion: ways forward for LGBTQI+ parented families and schools

About the Authors

Anna Carlile is Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Carrie Paechter is Professor of Education and Director of the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families, Nottingham Trent University, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education

Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education showcases scholarly work over a wide range of educational topics, contexts and locations within gender and sexuality in education. The series welcomes theoretically informed scholarship including critical, feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, and intersectional perspectives, and encourages creative and innovative methodological approaches. Proposals dealing with critical policy analysis, as it relates to gender and sexuality studies in education, are also invited. The series is committed to publishing scholarly monographs, both sole and co-authored, and edited collections.

Please send inquiries and proposals to: Wayne Martino ([email protected]), Emma Renold ([email protected]) and Elsbeth Wright ([email protected]).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Health & Sexuality
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies