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Queer Inclusion in Teacher Education

Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice, 1st Edition

By Olivia J. Murray


236 pages

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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.


"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

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

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
EDUCATION / Professional Development