Acting Out!: Combating Homophobia Through Teacher Activism

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Mollie V. Blackburn
Teachers College Press, 2010 - Education - 194 pages
3 Reviews
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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User Review  - Erin Reilly-Sanders - Goodreads

I really think this as a great collection of perspectives and examples of the work done through a Teacher Inquiry Group focus on LGBTQ issues in teaching and education. Each of the nine chapters ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hilary - Goodreads

I did NOT just read this because one of my committee members is an editor. I swear. This is a collection of essays by a variety of educators (K-12, university level, various subjects) who are ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

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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