Interrupting Hate Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do about It

ISBN-10: 0807752738

ISBN-13: 9780807752739

Edition: 2012

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Description: This timely and important book focuses on the problems of heterosexism and homophobia in schools and explores how these forms of oppression impact LGBTQQ youth, as well as all young people. The author shows how concerned teachers can engage students in literacy practices both in and out of school to develop positive learning environments. The featured vignettes focus on fostering student agency, promoting student activism, and nurturing student allies. With a unique combination of adolescent literacy and teacher action projects, this book offers a valuable model for educators interested in creating safe learning communities for all students.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 11/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
The Problem
The Problem of Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Has to Do with It
The Big Picture
LGBTQQ Youth Speak Out
Not Just LGBTQQ Youth
Impact on LGBTQQ Students' Academic Achievement
Reading LGBTQ-Themed Texts in School
In and Out of Schools
Reading and Writing Words and Worlds
Practitioner Applications: Interrupt Hate
Lgbtqq Youth as Agents and Activists
Developing Agency in Queer Friendly Contexts
Literacy Performances
Not School
Rejecting School
Imagining School
Mimicking School
Schoolishness of Literacy Performances
Practitioner Applications: Foster Student Agency
Preparing for and Asserting Agency in Schools
Individual Action
Collective Action
Practitioner Applications: Promote Student Activism
Students and Teachers as Allies
Be(com)ing Student Allies
Becoming Allies Through Reading
Being Allies
Being Allies by Always Becoming Allies
Having What It Takes
Practitioner Applications: Nurture Student Allies
Be(com)ing Teacher Allies
Challenges and Risks of Self-Identification
Education Through Discussion, Resources, and Inquiry
Recognizing and Reacting to Homophobia in Schools
Gay-Straight Alliances
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Policy and Politics
Educating Others
Allies Among Allies
Practitioner Applications: Be(come) an Ally
Epilogue
Notes
References
Index
About the Author
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