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Getting Ready for Benjamin Preparing Teachers for Sexual Diversity in the Classroom

ISBN-10: 0742516776

ISBN-13: 9780742516779

Edition: 2002

Authors: Rita M. Kissen, Tim Bedford, Deborah P. Berrill, Roger Brindley, Steve Fifield

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Writing from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this anthology share strategies for incorporating sexual diversity into multicultural teacher education. The 19 essays, written by teachers and teacher educators, include personal accounts, theoretical analyses, and hands-on approaches that will prepare future teachers to confront homophobia and help them welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, along with children of gay families, into their schools and classrooms.
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Surveying the Landscape
The Challenges of Gay Topics in Teacher Education: Politics, Content, and Pedagogy
"But No One in the Class Is Gay": Countering Invisibility and Creating Allies in Teacher Education Programs
What Do We Do in Physical Education?
"Pedophiles and Deviants": Exploring Issues of Sexuality, Masculinity, and Normalization in the Lives of Male Teacher Candidates
Homophobia in the Schools: Student Teachers' Perceptions and Preparation to Respond
Education by Association: The Shortcomings of Discourses of Privacy and Civility in Anti-Homophobia Education
The Gay Ghetto in the Geography of Education Textbooks
"Add Lgbt and Stir": Multiculturalism and Sexual Diversity
"Talking about Inclusion Like It's for Everyone": Sexual Diversity and the Inclusive Schooling Movement
Revisioning Multiculturalism in Teacher Education: Isn't It Queer?
Queer Developments in Teacher Education: Addressing Sexual Diversity, Homophobia, and Heterosexism
Getting to the Heart of Teaching for Diversity
Telling Our Stories
How My Teacher Education Program Failed
Visibility, Invisibility, and "The Thickness of Nondiversity": What I Learned from Karen
Heteronormativity and Common Sense in Science (Teacher) Education
"I Was Afraid He Would Label Me Gay if I Stood Up for Gays": The Experience of Lesbian and Gay Elementary Education Credential Candidates at a Rural State University
Teacher Educators and the Multicultural Closet: The Impact of Gay and Lesbian Content on an Undergraduate Teacher Education Seminar
Can of Worms: A Queer TA in Teacher Ed.
I'm Every Woman: Multiple Identities as Part of the Diversity Curriculum
Campus Dyke Meets Teacher Education: A Marriage Made in Social Justice Heaven
Afterword: A Word about Getting Ready for Benjamin from His Mommies
Index
About the Contributors