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Queer Inclusion in Teacher Education
Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice

ISBN 9780415711869
Published June 13, 2014 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

Queer Inclusion in Teacher Education explores the challenges and promises of building queer inclusive pedagogy and curriculum into teacher education. Weaving together theory, research findings, and practical "how-to" strategies and materials, it fills an important gap by offering a clear roadmap and resources for influencing the knowledge, beliefs, and actions of faculty working with pre-service teachers. While the book has implications for policy change, most immediately, readers will feel empowered with ideas for faculty development they can implement in their own teacher education programs. Looking at both the politics and practices of teacher education and the ways in which queer issues manifest in schools, it is hopeful in suggesting that if teachers and pre-service teachers can critically reflect on homophobia and heteronormativity, they can begin to think about and relate to queer youth in a different, more positive and inclusive way. A Companion Website [http://queerinclusion.com] with additional activities and materials for teacher educators and faculty development and a practical guide enhances the usefulness of the book.

Table of Contents


How to Use This Book       
Key Concepts of the Chapters          
Terms and Definitions          

Part I: The Challenges and Promise of Queering Teacher Education 
Chapter 1: Framing the Issue       
Chapter 2: Reading the Field      
Chapter 3: Theory and Queer Inclusion in Education Framework 

Part II: Field Research and Visibility     
Chapter 4: Teaching with Integrity     
Chapter 5: Teacher Candidates Engage with Queer Phenomena  
Chapter 6: Teacher Educators Queer Their Practice   
Part III: A Toolkit For Queering Practice     
Chapter 7: Activities and Materials for Faculty Development  
Chapter 8: Activities and Materials for Teacher Educators  
Chapter 9: A Call to Action      

Appendix A: Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity Continuum  
Appendix B: Queer Inclusion in Education Framework   
Appendix C: LGBTQ Advocacy in K-12 Classrooms Outline and Schedule 
Appendix D: Values Statement Questionnaire    
Appendix E: Curriculum Analysis: A Tool for Interrogating Messages about Sexual Orientation and Gender 

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Olivia J. Murray is Assistant Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Portland State University, USA.


"Innovative and thought provoking, this book’s three-fold approach is particularly novel and useful. It engages with the material and with readers at multiple levels, which makes it all the more useful to a variety of audiences with diverse needs."

Luca Maurer, Program Director, Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services, Ithaca College, USA