One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium

One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium Author Kevin Jennings
ISBN-10 9780807055878
Year 2015-08-25
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Educating through Popular Culture

Educating through Popular Culture Author Edward A. Janak
ISBN-10 9781498549189
Year 2017-03-01
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Lexington Books
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This edited volume serves as a place for teachers and scholars to begin seeking ways in which popular culture has been effectively tapped for research and teaching purposes around the country. The contents of the book came together in a way that allowed for a detailed examination of teaching with popular culture on many levels. The first part allows teachers in PreK-12 schools the opportunity to share their successful practices. The second part affords the same opportunity to teachers in community colleges and university settings. The third part shows the impact of US popular culture in classrooms around the world. The fourth part closes the loop, to some extent, showing how universities can prepare teachers to use popular culture with their future PreK-12 students. The final part of the book allows researchers to discuss the impact popular culture plays in their work. It also seeks to address a shortcoming in the field; while there are outlets to publish studies of popular culture, and outlets to publish pedagogical/practitioner pieces, there is no outlet to publish practitioner pieces on studying popular culture, in spite of the increased popularity and legitimacy of the field.

The Year of Needy Girls

The Year of Needy Girls Author Patricia A. Smith
ISBN-10 9781617755194
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Akashic Books
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"Recalls both Hellman's The Children's Hour and Lehane's Mystic River in a story about murder and false accusations." --Bay Area Reporter "A tense story about a small town swept up in bigotry and paranoia after the brutal murder of a local boy sends the residents into a frenzied witch hunt…Smith’s crisp prose and dedication to realistic moral ambiguity make for a provoking read." --Publishers Weekly "Smith’s first novel successfully builds tension and a sense of dread among the picture-perfect New England fall." --Library Journal XPress Reviews "Smith shows us the power of fiction to fully describe the internal and external forces that set the scene for unfounded accusations...Smith deftly builds tension...Smith shows us both the damage that will be ongoing and the revelations and growth that can arise out of ugly times. This is something to remember for the times ahead." --Lambda Literary "Smith conveys the impact of this prejudicial hostility on two young women who are struggling to make their way in an intolerant world with a tender and delicate understanding in this nuanced tale of identity and misperception, connection and alienation." --Booklist Online Included in BookRiot's list of 9 Small Press Books to Read in January 2017! "This well crafted novel stands out for a number of reasons--the nuanced descriptions of the characters’ complex feelings, the realistic portrayal of how quickly a person’s life and a community can fall into crisis, and the focus on two lesbians and the challenges they face." --World Wide Work "A recommended novel that explores small town bigotry." --She Treads Softly "A tale of persecution where it shouldn't have happened...There are many people you can't trust. And it's hard to tell." --Journey of a Bookseller "Smith is an artist of prose, utilizing her palette to create a complex landscape of anger and ignorance…Extremely relevant." --Thoughts on This n' That "The Year of Needy Girls is a study in hypocrisy and small-town secrets. Patricia A. Smith’s contemporary witch hunt north of Boston is a collision of The Children’s Hour and Mystic River." --Stewart O’Nan, author of Songs for the Missing "The Year of Needy Girls is as much about how fear can cloud our perceptions of both self and other as it is about the persistent search for love and home. Patricia A. Smith's vision is at once keen and generous." --Elizabeth Graver, author of The End of the Point A young boy's murder unleashes chaos in the life of a schoolteacher and a small New England town. Bradley, Massachusetts is in many ways a typical small New England town, but a river divides it in half—on one side, the East End: crowded triple-deckers, the Most Precious Blood parish, and a Brazilian immigrant community; and on the other, the West End: renovated Victorians, Brandywine Academy, and families with last names as venerable as the Mayflower. Deirdre Murphy and her partner Sara Jane (SJ) Edmonds have just moved to their first house—and for the first time are open in their relationship—in the West End, where Deirdre teaches at Brandywine Academy. A dedicated teacher from a working-class background, she is well loved by her students. But the murder of ten-year-old Leo Rivera from the East End changes everything—for Deirdre and SJ, for the girls at Brandywine, and for all of Bradley. And when Deirdre is falsely accused of sexually molesting one of her students, the entire town erupts.

One Teacher in 10

One Teacher in 10 Author Kevin Jennings
ISBN-10 1555832636
Year 1994
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Alyson Books
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Gay teachers share their experiences, and describe the obstacles they have faced and their career successes.

Queer Wars

Queer Wars Author Dennis Altman
ISBN-10 9780745698724
Year 2016-03-21
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The claim that ?LGBT rights are human rights? encounters fierce opposition in many parts of the world, as governments and religious leaders have used resistance to ?LGBT rights? to cast themselves as defenders of traditional values against neo-colonial interference and western decadence. Queer Wars explores the growing international polarization over sexual rights, and the creative responses from social movements and activists, some of whom face murder, imprisonment or rape because of their perceived sexuality or gender expression. This book asks why sexuality and gender identity have become so vexed an issue between and within nations, and how we can best advocate for change.

Difference Matters

Difference Matters Author Brenda J. Allen
ISBN-10 9781478607694
Year 2010-07-19
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Waveland Press
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Allens proven ability and flare for presenting complex and oftentimes sensitive topics in nonthreatening ways carry over in the latest edition of Difference Matters. Her down-to-earth analysis of six social identity categories reveals how communication establishes and enacts identity and power dynamics. She provides historical overviews to show how perceptions of gender, race, social class, sexuality, ability, and age have varied throughout time and place. Allen clearly explains pertinent theoretical perspectives and illustrates those and other discussions with real-life experiences (many of which are her own). She also offers practical guidance for how to communicate difference more humanely. While many examples are from organizational contexts, readers from a wide range of backgrounds can relate to them and appreciate their relevance. This eye-opening, vibrant text, suitable for use in a variety of disciplines, motivates readers to think about valuing difference as a positive, enriching feature of society. Interactive elements such as Spotlights on Media, I.D. Checks, Tool Kits, and Reflection Matters questions awaken interest, awareness, and creative insights for change.

Please Don t Kill the Freshman

Please Don t Kill the Freshman Author Zoe Trope
ISBN-10 9780060529383
Year 2004-07-27
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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A memoir of the then-fifteen-year-old author's high school experience to that point, in which diary entries reflect her struggles, angst, and rebellion.

Mama s Boy Preacher s Son

Mama s Boy  Preacher s Son Author Kevin Jennings
ISBN-10 0807071463
Year 2006
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher ITESO
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The author recalls growing up poor in the South, the son of a fundamentalist preacher and a self-taught mother, describing his discovery of a world beyond poverty where he could live openly as a gay man, and the need to hide his identity in his career asa teacher.

Youth identity and digital media

Youth  identity  and digital media Author David Buckingham
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124055885
Year 2008
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher The MIT Press
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Contributors discuss how growing up in a world saturated with digital media affects the development of young people's individual and social identities.Read the complete open access edition HERE.

Language Culture and Teaching

Language  Culture  and Teaching Author Sonia Nieto
ISBN-10 9781135277086
Year 2009-09-10
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Distinguished multiculturalist Sonia Nieto speaks directly to current and future teachers in this thoughtful integration of a selection of her key writings with creative pedagogical features. Offering information, insights, and motivation to teach students of diverse cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds, this text is intended for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students and professional development courses. Examples are included throughout to illustrate real-life dilemmas about diversity that teachers face in their own classrooms; ideas about how language, culture, and teaching are linked; and ways to engage with these ideas through reflection and collaborative inquiry. Each chapter includes critical questions; classroom activities; and community activities suggesting projects beyond the classroom context. Over half of the chapters are new to this edition, bringing it up-to-date in terms of recent educational policy issues and demographic changes in our society.

The Transgender Teen

The Transgender Teen Author Stephanie Brill
ISBN-10 9781627781756
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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What do you do when your son announces he is transgender and asks that you call her by a new name? Or what if your child uses a term you’ve never heard of to describe themselves (neutrois, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, androgyne…) and when you didn’t know what they meant, they left the room and now won’t speak to you about it? Perhaps your daughter recently asked you not to use gendered pronouns when referring to ‘her’ anymore, preferring that you use “they”; you’re left wondering if this is just a phase, or if there’s something more that you need to understand about your child. There is a generational divide in our understandings of gender. This comprehensive guidebook helps to bridge that divide by exploring the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or otherwise gender-expansive. Combining years of experience working in the field with extensive research and personal interviews, the authors cover pressing concerns relating to physical and emotional development, social and school pressures, medical considerations, and family communications. Learn how parents can more deeply understand their children, and raise their non-binary or transgender adolescent with love and compassion.

On Being Different

On Being Different Author Merle Miller
ISBN-10 9781101603567
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The groundbreaking work on being homosexual in America—available again only from Penguin Classics and with a new foreword by Dan Savage Originally published in 1971, Merle Miller’s On Being Different is a pioneering and thought-provoking book about being homosexual in the United States. Just two years after the Stonewall riots, Miller wrote a poignant essay for the New York Times Magazine entitled “What It Means To Be a Homosexual” in response to a homophobic article published in Harper’s Magazine. Described as “the most widely read and discussed essay of the decade,” it carried the seed that would blossom into On Being Different—one of the earliest memoirs to affirm the importance of coming out. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

My Brother My Sister

My Brother My Sister Author Molly Haskell
ISBN-10 9781101638057
Year 2013-09-05
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A feminist film critic’s thoughtful, outspoken memoir about transgender and family On a visit to New York, the brother of well-known film critic Molly Haskell dropped a bombshell: Nearing age sixty, and married, he had decided to become a woman. In the vein of Jan Morris’s classic Conundrum and Jennifer Finney Boylan's She's Not There, a transgender memoir, Haskell’s My Brother My Sister gracefully explores a delicate subject, this time from the perspective of a family member. Haskell chronicles her brother Chevey’s transformation through a series of psychological evaluations, grueling surgeries, drug regimens, and comportment and fashion lessons as he becomes Ellen. Despite Haskell’s liberal views on gender roles, she was dumbfounded by her brother’s decision. With candor and compassion, she charts not only her brother’s journey to becoming her sister, but also her own path from shock, confusion, embarrassment, and devastation to acceptance, empathy, and love. Haskell widens the lens on her brother’s story to include scientific and psychoanalytic views. In an honest, informed voice, she has revealed the controversial world of gender reassignment and transsexuals from both a personal and a social perspective in this frank and moving memoir.

Thousand Pieces of Gold

Thousand Pieces of Gold Author Ruthanne Lum McCunn
ISBN-10 080708381X
Year 2004-08-25
Pages 349
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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Lalu Nathoy's father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloon keeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game. Complete with photographs and documents, this biographical novel is the extraordinary story of a legendary pioneer's fight for independence and dignity on the American frontier.