This inaugural volume of the new book series, Research in Queer Studies is a collection of memoirs or short narrative essays in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or queer PK-12 teachers and/or administrators (either aouta or anot outa) recount their personal experiences as a queer teachers. The authors of these stores write about significant experiences that describe how their sexual identity has shaped who they are today as teachers/administrators, by answering the following questions: ac In light of your sexual identity, how did you become who you are today? ac Why did you decide to become a teacher? What role did your sexual identity play in that decision? ac What kinds of significant moments, including queer issues (e.g., bullying) regarding students and/or yourself, have you experience in your teaching? ac In light of who you are as an individual, what do you hope to achieve and become as a queer teacher in the future?After this, Bridgman decided that not being true to herself, and being true to others, was no way to live an example for ... a tragedy which prompted her to play a more significant role in teaching her students tolerance in her narrative essay. Furthermore, Bednar meticulously explains how she created a teachable moment by introducing the devastating death of Carl to the fifth grade students in her class .
|Title||:||Queer Voices from the Classroom|
|Author||:||Paul Chamness Miller, Hidehiro Endo|
|Publisher||:||IAP - 2013-10-01|