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The central question Bryan addresses—what to teach about gender and sexual identity diversity in schools—is articulated perfectly by a fourth-grade teacher: 'The school community needs a point of view on these issues. Then we all need to support this view.' Schools and teachers that don't address the question collectively as a school community will address it, at their own risk, haphazardly and poorly individually.
Posted October 22, 2014
This is an excellent resource for educators and parents that provides detailed research and real-world examples illustrating the importance of teaching about gender and sexuality diversity at every developmental level. It is well worth wading through extensive lists of terminology in the introductory chapters in order to fully appreciate the rich and detailed discussions of incorporating this material into the curriculum at different levels. Peppered equally with academic citations and quotes from teachers and students, this book was obviously a labor of love. The author manages to be warm, engaging and inclusive of a variety of points of view, without losing focus on the pedagogical value of the material being presented. This belongs on the shelf of school administrators and teachers everywhere, and is also accessible enough to be a helpful guide for engaged parents.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.