Acting Out! Combating Homophobia Through Teacher Activism
Mollie V. Blackburn, Caroline T. Clark, Lauren M. Kenney, Jill M. Smith
Teachers College Press, Nov 15, 2009 - Education - 208 pages
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 LGBTQ-inclusive texts, running a Gay-Straight Alliance, changing district policy to protect LGBTQ teachers and students, dealing with resistant students, and preparing preservice teachers to do antihomophobia work.