Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education presents LGBT youth issues through the words of the adolescents themselves, along with clear up-to-date essays about LGBT youth programs, policies, and practices around the world. Leading international educators and scholars examine personal experiences of LGBT youth, cutting-edge programs, and research first presented in the international Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education. Dynamic and thought-provoking, this insightful book brings together ideas and a vision vital for the future of today's LGBT youth.
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About the Editor Contributors Foreword (Arthur Lipkin) Preface SECTION I: YOUTH VOICES Reflections on Growing Up Lesbian in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States Chapter 1. My Story (Rachel Bromley) Chapter 2. What I Would Have Liked My Teachers to Know (Madelaine Imber) Chapter 3. On Being ?Queer? (Maayan-Rahel Simon) Chapter 4. Commentaries (Mary Lou Rasmussen, Ronni Sanlo, Jan M. Goodman, and Íde OCarroll) Chapter 5. Authors Reactions (Madelaine Imber, Maayan-Rahel Simon, and Rachel Bromley) Reflections on Being Gay in Japan and China Chapter 6. Difficulties Japanese Gay Youth Encounter (Akihiko Komiya and Keiko Ofuji [Translator]) Chapter 7. Growing Up Gay in China (Rodge Q. Fann) Chapter 8. Commentaries (Kevin Jennings, Kathleen Quinlivan, Peter Dankmeijer, William F. Pinar, and Keith Goddard) Chapter 9. Authors Reactions (Rodge Q. Fann and Akihiko Komiya) SECTION II: RESEARCH AND POLICY Chapter 10. School Experiences of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (Sarah E. Holmes and Sean Cahill) How Many GLBT Youth Are There? GLBT Youth of Color Education Policies Affecting GLBT Students Anti-GLBT Harassment and Violence in the Nations Schools Children of GLBT Parents in Schools Strength and Resiliency of GLBT Students Conclusion Chapter 11. The Research Terrain: A Brief Overview of the Historical Framework for LGBTQ Studies in Education (Laura A. Szalacha) School Climate LGBTQ Educational Research and Scholarship Queer Theories Chapter 12. Bullying and Homophobia in Canadian Schools: The Politics of Policies, Programs, and Educational Leadership (Gerald Walton) Bullying As Political ?Safety? for Some, but Not for All A Call for Leadership in Schools SECTION III: PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES Chapter 13. Serving the Needs of Transgendered College Students (Brett Beemyn) A Note on Language Trans-Sexology Transgender in College Institutional Support for Transgender Students Conclusion Chapter 14. Its Elementary in Appalachia: Helping Prospective Teachers and Their Students Understand Sexuality and Gender (Patti Capel Swartz) Challenging Teachers in Appalachia Confronting Prejudice in the Classroom Writing Through Homophobia Connecting Oppressions Parents and Families Challenging Dominant Thinking Heterosexual Teachers Responsibilities Pedagogical and Personal Struggles Chapter 15. A School-Based Program to Improve Life Skills and to Prevent HIV Infection in Multicultural Transgendered Youth in Hawaii (P. Jayne Bopp and Timothy R. Juday) Methods Results Discussion Chapter 16. Describing Roles That Gay-Straight Alliances Play in Schools: From Individual Support to School Change (Pat Griffin, Camille Lee, Jeffrey Waugh, and Chad Beyer) Setting, Participants, Data Collection, and Analysis Roles GSAs Play in Schools Discussion Chapter 17. Some Challenges Facing Queer Youth Programs in Urban High Schools: Racial Segregation and Denormalizing Whiteness (Lance Trevor McCready) Racial Segregation Normalization of Whiteness Developing an Awareness of the Relationship Between Contexts and Participation Denormalizing Whiteness Index Reference Notes Included
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