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Explorations of Educational Purpose

Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools

Authors: Meyer, Elizabeth J.

  • Integrates research, theory, and practical ideas connected to issues of sex, gender and sexual orientation in the K-12 setting
  • Addresses how factors relating to sex, gender and sexual orientation shape and inform the experiences of students and teachers in schools
  • Fills an important gap in most teacher education courses
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About this book

Issues related to gender and sexual diversity in schools can generate a lot of controversy, with many educators and youth advocates under-prepared to address these topics in their school communities. This text offers an easy-to-read introduction to the subject, providing readers with definitions and research evidence, as well as the historical context for understanding the roots of bias in schools related to sex, gender, and sexuality. Additionally, the book offers tangible resources and advice on how to create more equitable learning environments. Topics such as working with same-sex parented families in elementary schools; integrating gender and sexual diversity topics into the curriculum; addressing homophobic bullying and sexual harassment; advising gay-straight alliances; and supporting a transgender or gender non-conforming student are addressed. The suggestions offered by this book are based on recent research evidence and legal decisions to help educators handle the various situations professionally and from an ethical and legally defensible perspective.

Reviews

In Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools, Elizabeth Meyer provides a beautifully written and engaging discussion of the need for inclusivity in schools. Meyer offers a realistic and systematic process for transforming schools into inclusive and comfortable environments for all. As an educator, and queer theorist, I believe that this book is an exceptional contribution to the field of education. Although the book focuses on North American educational policy, Meyer’s suggestions should benefit educators worldwide. I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in diversity and inclusion.

Ryan G. Polly, M. Ed.
California Institute of Integral Studies, Shelburne, VT, USA
ryanpolly@comcast.net

© 2011, Ryan G. Polly

Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools, Elizabeth Meyer provides a beautifully written and engaging discussion of the need for inclusivity in schools. Meyer offers a realistic and systematic process for transforming schools into inclusive and comfortable environments for all. As an educator, and queer theorist, I believe that this book is an exceptional contribution to the field of education. Although the book focuses on North American educational policy, Meyer’s suggestions should benefit educators worldwide. I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in diversity and inclusion.

Ryan G. Polly, M. Ed.
California Institute of Integral Studies, Shelburne, VT, USA
ryanpolly@comcast.net

© 2011, Ryan G. Polly

California Institute of Integral Studies, Shelburne, VT, USA
ryanpolly@comcast.net

© 2011, Ryan G. PollyInvaluable and brilliant. Elizabeth Meyer's user-friendly book combines a comprehensive overview of theory and research alongside compelling illustrations of problems and practical solutions regarding gender and sexual diversity in schools. Whether you are just starting to ask questions or already think you know the answers, this book will undoubtedly raise consciousness and commitment to change. Anyone who works in or with schools should read this book ... and then act on it. Kevin Kumashiro, Professor and Chair of Educational Policy Studies and Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago This is a terrific text that should appeal to scholars working in teacher and leadership education, as well as social foundations and policy. Using an engaging, forthright writing style, and meticulously well-organized, Meyer successfully captures the breadth and depth of the issues involved with sexual and gender diversity. Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools should become standard scholarly fare in a host of areas. Catherine A. Lugg, Associate Professor of Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Learn About Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools?

    Meyer, Elizabeth J.

    Pages 3-26

  • Understanding Sex and Gender

    Meyer, Elizabeth J.

    Pages 27-45

  • Understanding Sexuality

    Meyer, Elizabeth J.

    Pages 47-58

  • Integrating Gender and Sexual Diversity Across the Curriculum

    Meyer, Elizabeth J.

    Pages 61-83

  • Law and Policy Issues

    Meyer, Elizabeth J.

    Pages 85-99

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8559-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8558-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $29.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0487-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools
Authors
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8559-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8559-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8558-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-0487-9
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 152
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