my teacher is gay

My Teacher Is Gay
Author: Peter Van Maaren
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
Release Date: 2011-01
Pages: 168
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This popular book has only been available in Dutch, until now. The English translation is hotly anticipated. How does a teacher, especially a gay teacher, respond to the gradual increase in ethnic minorities in the student body? My Teacher is Gay tells the story of Peter van Maaren, who recounts his experiences at a community college in Amsterdam as the school undergoes significant changes. His upbeat and sometimes disconcerting stories involve not only his interactions with students but also his fellow faculty members and school administration. As it turned out, thanks to his openness and sense of humor his sexual orientation was not an issue for most of the students and their parents. It was often much more difficult to convince his colleagues and the administrators that a gay teacher does not automatically pose a threat to the school. His goal was to show that cultivating mutual understanding, respect and tolerance can actually make a positive contribution to the learning atmosphere. By being open and honest about his identity, he achieved far more with his students than he did when the school administration ordered him to keep quiet about his orientation and try to ignore any remarks about it. The Gay Krant editorial staff in Best has received a growing number of complaints about intolerance in education. Students today are afraid to be open about their feelings, and teachers report being forced back "in the closet." In response to this alarming trend we publish interviews in the paper. Many are anonymous because the subjects are so afraid to go public. Consequently I am thrilled that Peter van Maaren is the first to come forward to share his story. A highly worth reading, and at times moving, account. Now we can only hope that politicians, policymakers and other involved parties will learn something from it. - Henk Krol, Gay Krant editor-in-chief Education is not a matter of filling a vessel. Education is certainly not a budgeting exercise for administrators. Education is about lighting a fire of wisdom and humanity. Let this book by Peter van Maaren offer inspiration to do just that. -Jan Marijnissen, floor leader of the Dutch Socialist Party Peter van Maaren, educator and author of the book My Teacher is Gay, won the Humanistisch Verbond's (Dutch Humanist and Ethical Union) special "Get Involved" ("Bemoei je d'r mee") award for "the dialogue about homosexuality, religion, personal philosophy and ethics." Winner of special 'Get Involved' Award The book My Teacher is Gay is "not only fun to read but also extremely surprising and draws attention to the fact that in many cases the problem is not so much the ethnic minority students as it is the native born faculty and administrators," according to the "Get Involved" award jury's report. Author Peter van Maaren's attempt to reassess opinions about Muslim youth through his book was one reason why he earned first prize. The Dutch Humanist and Ethical Union established the special "Get Involved" award for the sake of helping turn the tide with respect to waning tolerance for homosexuality. The award is normally given once every two years to individuals and institutions that "make a contribution towards a society in which there is greater understanding for one another Winner of special 'Get Involved' Award In a hostile environment a gay teacher needs backing, from his colleagues and the school board. A compelling story from a teacher who got support from the cultural and religious divers students and their parents but not from the management. - Boris Dittrich, Acting Director LGBT rights program Human Rights Watch.

Dear Gay  Lesbian  Bisexual  And Transgender Teacher
Author: William DeJean
Publisher: IAP
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Pages: 275
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Dear Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Transgender Teacher: Letters Of Advice To Help You Find Your Way is full of the voices of queer educators and calls for educational leaders to be allies in their social justice leadership roles. Queer professionals write personal letters to junior queer colleagues answering the general prompt, “What have you learned as a queer educator that you believe is essential to the success of current or future gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered educators?” The responses are thoughtful, powerful, poignant, and direct. The collection of letters includes senior queer professionals, pre?service teachers who were currently in university courses at the very beginning of their careers, PreK?12 professionals at the beginning, middle, and end of their careers, administrators, counselors, teacher?educators at the university level, community educational leaders, lawyers, and heterosexual allies. There are early childhood teachers, elementary teachers, middle school and high school teachers representing nearly every content area, special education teachers, GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) leaders, school counselors, university professors of education across various fields of specialization, and activists. There are many races and ethnicities represented as well as eight countries. There are rural professionals and urban professionals. There are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered educators represented. This group of letters represents the intersectionality of queerness in all of its rich splendor.

Queer Teaching   Teaching Queer
Author: Declan Fahie
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2020-06-30
Pages: 134
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book draws upon contemporary Irish and international research which explores the critical interplay between education studies and sexualities. Scholars from Ireland, Canada, Spain, the U.K. and Sweden employ the conceptual lens of Queer Theory to interrogate and destabilise long-standing regimes of truth/knowledge, and in so doing, highlight the suitability and applicability of this theoretical perspective within educational discourses. By reframing and repositioning gender identity/expression as a performative expression on a fluid continuum, this book provokes readers to (re)view how they see education, pedagogy and schooling. The book interrogates what happens to teaching, and teachers, when queerness permeates their practice, thus exposing the ways in which heteronormativity informs and shapes our places/sites of education. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Irish Educational Studies journal.

Help  My Teacher Hates Me
Author: Meg F. Schneider
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Release Date: 1994
Pages: 278
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Provides advice for junior high school students on how to cope with teachers, friends, cheating, grades, homework, families, sports, extracurricular activities, violence and other risks, and finding outside help

What If Someone I Know Is Gay
Author: Eric Marcus
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2007-09-25
Pages: 183
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Offers answers to questions young readers might ask about gay people, whether those questions concern a friend, a family member, or themselves.

Lies My Teacher Told Me
Author: James Loewen
Publisher: The New Press
Release Date: 2008-04-08
Pages: 444
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has gone on to win an American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and to sell over half a million copies in its various editions. What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the Mai Lai massacre, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students. This 10th anniversary edition features a handsome new cover and a new introduction by the author.

Teacher Narrative As Critical Inquiry
Author: Joy S. Ritchie
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 200
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Research on teacher learning has too often excluded personal development in considering professional development. This timely book argues that the development of a professional identity is inextricable from personal identity. It suggests that when teachers are given the opportunity to compose their own stories of learning within a supportive community, they can then begin to compose new narratives of identity and practice. This book is a critical tool for educators seeking to refine their teaching practice and author their own development.

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Author: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of West Lexington
Publisher:
Release Date: 1853
Pages: 304
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The Gay Baby Boom
Author: Suzanne Johnson
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2002-03
Pages: 193
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book reports the findings of The Gay and Lesbian Family Study, the largest national assessment of gay and lesbian headed families. It describes exactly what takes place within gay and lesbian headed families across the country.

Project Gus
Author: Andrew Sarewitz
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Release Date: 2013-06-06
Pages: 6
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Project Gus is a personal short story exploring how we see ourselves and the often inhibited guise brought out in social situations by how we believe others perceive us. It is also about friendship and lessons learned. For one middle-aged man, his memories of being bullied as an adolescent sometimes cause him to automatically modify his public behavior. While spending time with Gus, the young son of a close friend, his suppressed insecurities surface. But nine-year-old Gus sees things very clearly - and Gus just wants to play football. A new, personal essay from the author of the emotional nonfiction short MY FATHER.

The Gay Science
Author: Enaeas Sweetland Dallas
Publisher:
Release Date: 1866
Pages:
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The Course Of Gay And Lesbian Lives
Author: Bertram J. Cohler
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2000-08
Pages: 537
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The authors argue that there is little support for assuming that homosexuality has a biological basis. Recognizing the many pathways that lead to same-gender sexual orientation, the authors conclude that the cause is much less important than understanding the meaning of being homosexual.

Getting Ready For Benjamin
Author: Rita M. Kissen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2002
Pages: 266
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Seeking Integrity In Teacher Education
Author: Ann Katherine Schulte
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Pages: 136
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In this book, a teacher educator examines her practice as a way of learning about teaching as well as challenging teacher education. It is about how one teacher educator sought to transform the perspectives of her student teachers, in order to better prepare them to teach diverse populations of students, while challenging her own beliefs about how best to do that. The author seeks integrity in her practice, defined as her ability to enact what she teaches preservice teachers to do. In particular, this book is a self-study that contributes to understanding the broader question: How much can one affect and change the discourse within education when one also inhabits the characteristics that are privileged by the institution? The teacher education literature supports the need to study this type of self-reflection. Other researchers have pointed out that the role of teacher educators’ cultural identities in reforming education has been largely ignored in the literature. This book offers a unique perspective on the analogous relationship involved when a teacher educator teaches teachers how to examine the impact of their own identities on their teaching while examining that herself.

Anything But Gay
Author: H. Steven Wells
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release Date: 2008-01
Pages: 472
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Crebillon The Tragic  Crebillon The Gay  La Motte  An Innovator Of The XVIIITH Century  Buffon  Cardinal De Bernis  Vade  Dorat  Abbe Trublet  One Of The Forty  Dehle  A Philosopher  Watteau And Lancret  The Vanloos  Greuze  Madame De Pompadour  Three Pages From The Life Of Dancourt  Madame De La Popeliniere  Mademoiselle Clairon  A Promenade In The Palais Royal
Author: Arsène Houssaye
Publisher:
Release Date: 1852
Pages:
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Gay Witchcraft
Author: Christopher Penczak
Publisher: Weiser Books
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Pages: 288
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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When Christopher Penczak was introduced to Witchcraft, he found a spiritual path that hononred and embraced his homosexuality. Now he has written a book of clearheaded theory and practice that is bound to become a classic. With Gay Witchcraft, Penczak joins the ranks of his forebearers in spirit, gay writers who have taken a tradition and made it home. This is a complete book of theory and spiritual practices of Witchcraft for the gay community. Penczak's writing will make it much easier for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people interested in practicing any form of Witchcraft. Exploring the history of Paganism and offering a compendium of spells, meditations, ceremonies, and affirmations that will enrich both the novice and the experienced practioner seeking out new views of myth, ritual, and healing.

Resilience
Author: Kenneth Oldfield
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date:
Pages: 264
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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First collection of essays by queer scholars with working-class backgrounds.

Unmasking Identities
Author: Janna Marie Jackson
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release Date: 2007-08-13
Pages: 212
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Based on a qualitative research study of gay and lesbian teachers, Unmasking Identities explores how gay and lesbian teachers bring together their identities in a climate where the two have historically been pitted against each other. Janna Marie Jackson demonstrates that participants made direct and indirect connections between their experiences related to being gay or lesbian and their classroom practices of promoting social justice and building on students' understandings. This process of integrating their sexual identities with their roles as teachers was facilitated and inhibited by several factors including the community atmosphere, school culture, and family status. This unique book explores what happens when identities are oppressed and suppressed and the consequences when they finally break free. Unmasking Identities provides theoretical understandings and practical advice for teachers, administrators, and policy-makers who are concerned about gay and lesbian issues. This engaging text will appeal to those interested in gender studies and issues in education.

Gay Straight Alliances
Author: Ian K. Macgillivray
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Pages: 114
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A step by step guide to the school club that provides a safe place for LGBT and straight kids A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) provides a safe place for students to discuss issues, meet others, and get support from those who care. Gay-Straight Alliances: A Handbook for Students, Educators, and Parents explains exactly how to begin this important type of school club that helps build positive relationships and promotes knowledge and tolerance. This guide tells students what it takes to start a GSA at their school, teachers how best to work with GSAs, and helps principals and superintendents to understand the applicable laws. Parents who read this book can discover for themselves just how positive an influence the GSA may be in their child’s life. Beginning a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) takes courage as well as the support of educators and parents. Gay-Straight Alliances: A Handbook for Students, Educators, and Parents discusses all aspects of this type of school club, including the issues and challenges students will face when forming it. Teachers are given helpful perspectives on how to meet the inevitable concerns of parents and public officials and how to be an effective advisor. Principals and school officials are given an overview of the federal laws and the responsibility of schools to adhere to them. The book includes appendixes with helpful resources on sexual orientation and gender identity development, LGBT issues and schools, and the 1984 Federal Equal Access Act. Topics in Gay-Straight Alliances: A Handbook for Students, Educators, and Parents include: starting a GSA in ten steps how teachers and counselors can work with GSAs including transgender students First Amendment rights 1984 Federal Equal Access Act Title IX a review of federal guidelines for religious expression in public schools school anti-harassment policies understanding the opposition-with strategies for working with them working with parents common misconceptions about GSAs Gay-Straight Alliances: A Handbook for Students, Educators, and Parents is a valuable guide for students wanting to start a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at their school, for teachers on how to best work with GSAs, for principals and superintendents on GSAs and the law, and for parents who have children in schools with GSAs.