Elementary Education : Advancing the Dialogue About Sexualities
and Schooling (Curriculum, Cultures, and (Homo)Sexualities)
by William J. Letts (Editor), James
T. Sears (Editor)
Queering Elementary Education is not a sinister
stratagem in the "gay agenda." As chapters here detail,
it is creating classrooms that challenge categorical thinking,
promote interpersonal intelligence, and foster critical
Queer elementary classrooms are those where
parents and educators care enough about their children to trust
the human capacity for understanding and their educative abilities
to foster insight into the human condition. Those who teach
queerly refuse to participate in the great sexual sorting machine
called schooling where little GI Joes and Barbies become star
quarterbacks and prom queens while the Linuses and Tinky Winkies
become wallflowers or human door mats.
Queering education means bracketing our simplest
classroom activities in which we routinely equate sexual
identities with sexual acts, privilege the heterosexual condition,
and presume sexual destinies. Queer teachers are those who develop
curriculum and pedagogy that afford every child dignity rooted in
self-worth and esteem for others. Queer teachers imagine the world
through a child's eyes while seeking to transform it through adult
In short, queering education happens when we
look at schooling upside-down and view childhood from the
inside-out. Teaching queerly demands we explore taken-for-granted
assumptions about diversity, identities, childhood, prejudice,
schooling, and conflict. -- The author, James
T Sears , December 6, 1999
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States dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and
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The Gay and Lesbian Education Commission was
established in 1991.
Areas of involvement include:
|Participating and reviewing the educational
materials used in the district. |
|Advising the Board of Education of new and
proposed legislations affecting gay and lesbian students.
|Recommending ways of addressing staff
education on issues of homosexuality. |
|Planning, implementing and attending
parent/community outreaches and other special meetings
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GLSEN works to end this cycle of bigotry in K-12
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in the Western Hemisphere. The collection that ultimately became
the International Gay & Lesbian Archives was begun in 1942.
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