Summary Book Review My Teacher Is Gay by Peter Van Maaren:
Download or read book My Teacher Is Gay written by Peter Van Maaren and published by Paragon Publishing. This book was released on 2011-01 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This popular book has only been available in Dutch, until now. The English translation is hotly anticipated. How does a teacher, especially a gay teacher, respond to the gradual increase in ethnic minorities in the student body? My Teacher is Gay tells the story of Peter van Maaren, who recounts his experiences at a community college in Amsterdam as the school undergoes significant changes. His upbeat and sometimes disconcerting stories involve not only his interactions with students but also his fellow faculty members and school administration. As it turned out, thanks to his openness and sense of humor his sexual orientation was not an issue for most of the students and their parents. It was often much more difficult to convince his colleagues and the administrators that a gay teacher does not automatically pose a threat to the school. His goal was to show that cultivating mutual understanding, respect and tolerance can actually make a positive contribution to the learning atmosphere. By being open and honest about his identity, he achieved far more with his students than he did when the school administration ordered him to keep quiet about his orientation and try to ignore any remarks about it. The Gay Krant editorial staff in Best has received a growing number of complaints about intolerance in education. Students today are afraid to be open about their feelings, and teachers report being forced back "in the closet." In response to this alarming trend we publish interviews in the paper. Many are anonymous because the subjects are so afraid to go public. Consequently I am thrilled that Peter van Maaren is the first to come forward to share his story. A highly worth reading, and at times moving, account. Now we can only hope that politicians, policymakers and other involved parties will learn something from it. - Henk Krol, Gay Krant editor-in-chief Education is not a matter of filling a vessel. Education is certainly not a budgeting exercise for administrators. Education is about lighting a fire of wisdom and humanity. Let this book by Peter van Maaren offer inspiration to do just that. -Jan Marijnissen, floor leader of the Dutch Socialist Party Peter van Maaren, educator and author of the book My Teacher is Gay, won the Humanistisch Verbond's (Dutch Humanist and Ethical Union) special "Get Involved" ("Bemoei je d'r mee") award for "the dialogue about homosexuality, religion, personal philosophy and ethics." Winner of special 'Get Involved' Award The book My Teacher is Gay is "not only fun to read but also extremely surprising and draws attention to the fact that in many cases the problem is not so much the ethnic minority students as it is the native born faculty and administrators," according to the "Get Involved" award jury's report. Author Peter van Maaren's attempt to reassess opinions about Muslim youth through his book was one reason why he earned first prize. The Dutch Humanist and Ethical Union established the special "Get Involved" award for the sake of helping turn the tide with respect to waning tolerance for homosexuality. The award is normally given once every two years to individuals and institutions that "make a contribution towards a society in which there is greater understanding for one another Winner of special 'Get Involved' Award In a hostile environment a gay teacher needs backing, from his colleagues and the school board. A compelling story from a teacher who got support from the cultural and religious divers students and their parents but not from the management. - Boris Dittrich, Acting Director LGBT rights program Human Rights Watch.
Summary Book Review Help! My Teacher Hates Me by Meg F. Schneider:
Download or read book Help! My Teacher Hates Me written by Meg F. Schneider and published by Workman Publishing. This book was released on 1994 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides advice for junior high school students on how to cope with teachers, friends, cheating, grades, homework, families, sports, extracurricular activities, violence and other risks, and finding outside help
Summary Book Review Living Gay by Donald H. Clark:
Download or read book Living Gay written by Donald H. Clark and published by Lethe Press. This book was released on 2013-03-01 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since the publication of the best-selling book Loving Someone Gay, clinical psychologist Donald Clark has received a constant stream of letters from readers who wanted to share something important with him. Sometimes they have questions, sometimes they just want to talk to a kindred spirit. Clark writes: "The first few months after publication were disorienting, since I was trying to maintain my normal life as a clinical psychologist in private practice, a teacher, and, more important, a father and a lover, while doing publicity tours, media interviews and autograph parties. I was so distracted that I did not realize until months later how much I had learned during that period. But slowly I recognized that a common thread ran through the letters and the comments of people I was meeting. They said they appreciated learning about me in the book, because it was helpful to identify with my experience, thoughts, and feelings and those of my clients and friends. It took a while but I got the message. Readers wanted more and they wanted it in the form of simple truth about me and the people I know. One day I realized that this book had been taking shape in my mind for a long time. A friend asked what the next book was going to be about and without a moment's hesitation I said 'About living, loving, aging and dying as seen from a gay perspective.'" So Clark released Living Gay in 1979. Lethe Press is pleased to reissue this wonderful book that offers inspiration and insight into being gay--though decades have passed since the original volume was released and LGBT rights are no longer whispered in the shadows of our communities, Clark's wisdom about leading life in a positive and fulfilling way without denying same-sex desire is neither dated nor ephemeral. Living Gay is a book that still welcomes 21st century readers and encourages their lives, loves, and spirits.
Summary Book Review A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling by Eric Rofes:
Download or read book A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling written by Eric Rofes and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2005-03-09 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling offers a startling and original critique of unexamined assumptions and liberal notions about sexuality and education in the United States. Tackling issues ranging from anti-gay harassment in school to children's literature on gay themes, gender performances of teachers to HIV education, graduate school programs in education to gay men's sexual cultures, Eric Rofes presents a compelling argument for the creation of a second generation of activism focused on queers, schools, and education.
Summary Book Review Queering Elementary Education by William J. Letts:
Download or read book Queering Elementary Education written by William J. Letts and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 1999 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume assembles a range of writers from diverse backgrounds and geographies to examine five broadly-defined areas in elementary education: foundational issues; social and sexual development; curriculum; the family; and gay/lesbian educators and their allies.
Summary Book Review Queering Elementary Education by William J. Letts IV:
Download or read book Queering Elementary Education written by William J. Letts IV and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 1999-10-27 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Queering Elementary Education is not about teaching kids to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or straight. ItOs not part of a sinister stratagem in the Ogay agenda.O Instead, these provocative and thoughtful essays advocate the creation of classrooms that challenge categorical thinking, promote interpersonal intelligence, and foster critical consciousness. 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 diminutive GI Joes and Barbies become star quarterbacks and prom queens, while the Linuses and Tinky Winkies become wallflowers or human doormats. Queeering 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. In short, queering education happens when we look at schooling upside down and view childhood from the inside out. This groundbreaking volume demands we explore taken-for-granted assumptions about diversity, identities, childhood, and prejudice.
Summary Book Review The New Teacher Book by Terry Burant:
Download or read book The New Teacher Book written by Terry Burant and published by Rethinking Schools. This book was released on 2010 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching is a lifelong challenge, but the first few years in the classroom are typically a teacher's hardest. This expanded collection of writings and reflections offers practical guidance on how to navigate the school system, form rewarding relationships with colleagues, and connect in meaningful ways with students and families from all cultures and backgrounds.
Summary Book Review Queer Teaching - Teaching Queer by Declan Fahie:
Download or read book Queer Teaching - Teaching Queer written by Declan Fahie and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-06-30 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book draws upon contemporary Irish and international research which explores the critical interplay between education studies and sexualities. Scholars from Ireland, Canada, Spain, the U.K. and Sweden employ the conceptual lens of Queer Theory to interrogate and destabilise long-standing regimes of truth/knowledge, and in so doing, highlight the suitability and applicability of this theoretical perspective within educational discourses. By reframing and repositioning gender identity/expression as a performative expression on a fluid continuum, this book provokes readers to (re)view how they see education, pedagogy and schooling. The book interrogates what happens to teaching, and teachers, when queerness permeates their practice, thus exposing the ways in which heteronormativity informs and shapes our places/sites of education. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Irish Educational Studies journal.
Summary Book Review One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium by Kevin Jennings:
Download or read book One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium written by Kevin Jennings and published by Beacon Press. This book was released on 2015-08-25 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty completely new stories of negotiating the triumphs and challenges of being an LGBT educator in the twenty-first century For more than twenty years, the One Teacher in Ten series has served as an invaluable source of strength and inspiration for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender educators. This all-new edition brings together stories from across America—and around the world—resulting in a rich tapestry of varied experiences. From a teacher who feels he must remain closeted in the comparative safety of New York City public schools to teachers who are out in places as far afield as South Africa and China, the teachers and school administrators in One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium prove that LGBT educators are as diverse and complex as humanity itself. Voices largely absent from the first two editions—including transgender people, people of color, teachers working in rural districts, and educators from outside the United States—feature prominently in this new collection, providing a fuller and deeper understanding of the triumphs and challenges of being an LGBT teacher today.
Summary Book Review Sexual Identities in English Language Education by Cynthia D. Nelson:
Download or read book Sexual Identities in English Language Education written by Cynthia D. Nelson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2008-11-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What pedagogic challenges and opportunities arise as gay, lesbian, and queer themes and perspectives become an increasingly visible part of English language classes within a variety of language learning contexts and levels? What sorts of teaching practices are needed in order to productively explore the sociosexual aspects of language, identity, culture, and communication? How can English language teachers promote language learning through the development of teaching approaches that do not presume an exclusively heterosexual world? Drawing on the experiences of over 100 language teachers and learners, and using a wide range of research and theory, especially queer education research, this innovative, cutting-edge book skillfully interweaves classroom voices and theoretical analysis to provide informed guidance and a practical framework of macrostrategies English language teachers (of any sexual identification) can use to engage with lesbian/gay themes in the classroom. In so doing, it illuminates broader questions about how to address social diversity, social inequity, and social inquiry in a classroom context.
Summary Book Review Queer Voices from the Classroom by Paul Chamness Iida:
Download or read book Queer Voices from the Classroom written by Paul Chamness Iida and published by IAP. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 “out” or “not out”) 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: • In light of your sexual identity, how did you become who you are today? • Why did you decide to become a teacher? What role did your sexual identity play in that decision? • What kinds of significant moments, including queer issues (e.g., bullying) regarding students and/or yourself, have you experience in your teaching? • In light of who you are as an individual, what do you hope to achieve and become as a queer teacher in the future?
Summary Book Review 2545 Pierce Street, Gary Indiana by Darnell E. Lee:
Download or read book 2545 Pierce Street, Gary Indiana written by Darnell E. Lee and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2009-03-27 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Manual by Faye Snyder, PsyD:
Download or read book The Manual written by Faye Snyder, PsyD and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2012-04-30 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Manual shows you how - with the right parenting - to raise an ethical, good-natured, intelligent, empathic, creative, easy-to-love, easy-to-respect, charismatic and high-achieving child. Confronting dangerous and popular myths head on, The Manual also explains where bad behavior comes from and why modern society is overrun with behavioral problems of epidemic proportions.
Summary Book Review Raising LGBTQ Allies by Chris Tompkins:
Download or read book Raising LGBTQ Allies written by Chris Tompkins and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-05-14 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No matter who we are or where we come from, we all play on the same playground. There are certain collective societal messages we hear growing up that we either consciously or subconsciously believe. As a result, we develop certain belief systems from which we operate our lives. Raising LGBTQ Allies sheds light on the deeper, multi-faceted layers of homophobia. It opens up a conversation with parents around the possibility they may have an LGBTQ child, and shows how heteronormativity can be harmful if not addressed clearly and early. Although not every parent will have an LGBTQ child, their child will jump rope or play tag with a child who is LGBTQ. By showing readers the importance of having open and authentic conversations with children at a young age, Chris Tompkins walks parents through the many ways they can prevent new generations from adopting homophobic and transphobic beliefs, while helping them explore their own subconscious biases. Offering specific actions parents, family members, and caregivers can take to help navigate conversations, address heteronormativity, and challenge societal beliefs, Raising LGBTQ Allies serves as a guide to help normalize being LGBTQ from a young age. Creating allies and a world where closets don’t exist happens one child at a time. And it begins with each of us and what we say, as much as what we choose not to say.
Summary Book Review Making Gay Okay by Robert Reilly:
Download or read book Making Gay Okay written by Robert Reilly and published by Ignatius Press. This book was released on with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why are Americans being forced to consider homosexual acts as morally acceptable? Why has the US Supreme Court discovered a constitutional right to same-sex "marriage", which until a decade ago, was unheard of in the history of Western or any other civilization? Where has the "gay rights" movement come from, and how has it so easily conquered America? The answers are in the dynamics of the rationalization of sexual misbehavior. The power of rationalization—the means by which one mentally transforms wrong into right—drives the gay rights movement, gives it its revolutionary character, and makes its advocates indefatigable. The homosexual cause moved naturally from a plea for tolerance to cultural conquest because the security of its rationalization requires universal acceptance. In other words, we all must say that the bad is good. At stake in the rationalization of homosexual behavior is reality itself, which is why it will have consequences that reach far beyond the issue at hand. Already America's major institutions have been transformed—its courts, its schools, its military, its civic institutions, and even its diplomacy. The further institutionalization of homosexuality will mean the triumph of force over reason, thus undermining the very foundations of the American Republic.
Summary Book Review Developing Teachers and Developing Schools in Changing Contexts by Zijian Li:
Download or read book Developing Teachers and Developing Schools in Changing Contexts written by Zijian Li and published by Chinese University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than ever, schools are regarded as a learning community in which its leaders, and therefore the school's primary agents of change, are expected to stay abreast of the latest developments in education and instruction. This book provides important insights for improving professional development activities, school-university partnerships and networks, educational management, as well as teaching and learning in schools and colleges. It builds on research conducted in the 1990s, during which the pursuit of school improvement and skill development first converged.
Summary Book Review Queer Literacies by Mark McBeth:
Download or read book Queer Literacies written by Mark McBeth and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-12-02 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a documentarian investigation of the major LGBTQ archives in the United States, Queer Literacies: Discourses and Discontents identifies the homophobic discourses that prevailed in the twentieth-century by those discursive forces that also sponsored the literacy acquisition of the nation. Mark McBeth tracks down the evidence of how these sponsors of literacy—families, teachers, librarians, doctors, scientists, and government agents—instituted heteronormative platforms upon which public discourses were constructed. After pinpointing and analyzing how this disparaging rhetoric emerged, McBeth examines how certain LGBTQ advocates took counter-literacy measures to upend and replace those discourses with more Queer-affirming articulations. Having lived contemporaneously while these events occurred, McBeth incorporate narratives of his own lived experience of how these discourses impacted his own reading, writing, and researching capabilities. In this auto-archival research investigation, McBeth argues that throughout the twentieth century, Queer literates revised dominant and oppressive discourses as a means of survival and world-making in their own words. Scholars of rhetoric, gender studies, LGBTQ studies, literary studies, and communication studies will find this book particularly useful.