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Queer Studies and Education

Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth

A Queer Literacy Framework

Editors: Miller, sj (Ed.)

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About this book

Winner of the 2017 AERA Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) Exemplary Research Award

This book draws upon a queer literacy framework to map out examples for teaching literacy across pre-K-12 schooling. To date, there are no comprehensive Pre-K-12 texts for literacy teacher educators and theorists to use to show successful models of how practicing classroom teachers affirm differential (a)gender bodied realities across curriculum and schooling practices. This book aims to highlight how these enactments can be made readily conscious to teachers as a reminder that gender normativity has established violent and unstable social and educational climates for the millennial generation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, (a)gender/(a)sexual, gender creative, and questioning youth. 

About the authors

sj Miller is Associate Professor of Literacy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA and Affiliate Faculty for the University of Colorado’s  Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence , LGBTQ Studies, Culture, Language and Social Practice , and Women and Gender Studies. Miller’s research is framed around social justice, which cuts across theory, epistemology, and pedagogy and links across socio-spatial justice, Urban Education, preservice and inservice secondary language arts teacher dispositions, and marginalized/undervalued student literacies and identities.

 

Reviews

“The authors of this book have given us a precious gift.  To be sure, this collection of well- researched essays offers literacy scholars approaches to problematize gender in the classroom.  More important, though, is that this book illustrates that many of us have a great deal to learn from the trans* community about teaching and learning and about our humanity. The exquisitely written chapters in this much needed, and timely book offer the best aspects of research that bridges the methodological and theoretical with the empirical and the personal.  It is a remarkable and courageous achievement.” (David Lee Carlson, Associate Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, USA)

“So many educators across K-12 and other educational contexts—including those designated as safe for and responsive to LGBTQ youth—struggle to envision pedagogical strategies and spaces that meaningfully address trans* and gender creative youth’s lived experiences.  sj Miller has carefully curated actual examples of how a Queer Literacy Framework can enable pedagogical encounters that disrupt gender normativity, empower trans* and gender creative youth, and generate transformative learning experiences for all students.  After reading Miller’s edited collection, educators will no longer be able to say that this important work cannot be done.” (Ed Brockenbrough, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Curriculum, and Director, Urban Teaching and Leadership Program, University of Rochester, USA)

“The field of education is in dire need of this collection, and sj Miller is a trailblazer! The idea of a queer literacy framework that centers trans* and gender creative youth is breathtaking, needed, and confirms what queer educators know: when we talk about equitable classroom for all, trans* and gender creative youth must not only be included but centered to speak truth to power about social justice. This collection breathes life and love into the spirit of social justice work and the creativity of these amazing youth.” (Bettina L. Love, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, University of Georgia, USA)

“This collection is an invitation. It invites literacy and language teachers of secondary and elementary students into the work of making schools better places for trans* and gender creative youth. It does so by offering studies, lessons, unit plans, and a framework designed to bring to trans* and gender creative students what all students deserve: recognition, respect, affirmation, kindness, and compassion. As such, this collection is an invitation that demands acceptance.” (Mollie V. Blackburn, Professor, School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Ecology, Ohio State University, USA)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Role of Recognition

    Miller, sj

    Pages 1-23

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  • Why a Queer Literacy Framework Matters: Models for Sustaining (A)Gender Self-Determination and Justice in Today’s Schooling Practices

    Miller, sj

    Pages 25-45

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  • Teaching Our Teachers: Trans* and Gender Education in Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

    Brant, Cathy A. R.

    Pages 47-61

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  • Kindergartners Studying Trans* Issues Through I Am Jazz

    Sullivan, Ashley Lauren (et al.)

    Pages 63-80

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  • Beyond This or That: Challenging the Limits of Binary Language in Elementary Education Through Poetry, Word Art, and Creative Bookmaking

    hicks, benjamin lee

    Pages 81-106

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56766-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56765-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth
Book Subtitle
A Queer Literacy Framework
Editors
  • sj Miller
Series Title
Queer Studies and Education
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56766-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56766-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56765-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 323
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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