Acting Out!: Combating Homophobia Through Teacher Activism

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Mollie V. Blackburn
Teachers College Press, 2010 - Education - 194 pages
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In this volume, teachers from urban, suburban, and rural districts join together in a teacher inquiry group to challenge homophobia and heterosexism in schools and classrooms. To create safe learning environments for all students they address key topics, including seizing teachable moments, organizing faculty, deciding whether to come out in the classroom, using LBGTQ-inclusive texts, running a Gay-Straight Alliance, changing dsitrict policy to protect LBGTQ teachers and students, dealing with resistant students, and preparing preservice teachers to do antihomophobia work. The book discusses examples of antihomophobia teaching accross elementary, secondary and university contexts, and discussions of the consequences of this work.

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Mollie Blackburn and Caroline T. Clarke are both Associate Professors at the Ohio State University, Laren M. Kenney is a 9th and 10th grade teacher, and Jill M. Smith is a teacher and GSA advisor.

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