One Teacher in Ten: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell Their Stories

One Teacher in Ten: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell Their Stories

by Kevin Jennings
     
 

Gay and lesbian teachers have traditionally dwelt in the deepest of closets. But increasing numbers of young people are now served by teachers who are out and proud. Here, for the first time, educators from all regions of the country tell about their struggles and victories, as they have put their own careers at risk in their fight for justice. See more details below

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Gay and lesbian teachers have traditionally dwelt in the deepest of closets. But increasing numbers of young people are now served by teachers who are out and proud. Here, for the first time, educators from all regions of the country tell about their struggles and victories, as they have put their own careers at risk in their fight for justice.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This is a collection of more than 30 accounts by gay and lesbian teachers from schools and universities across the country. Each narrative recounts its author's experiences either as an openly gay or lesbian teacher or during the period of coming out. Specific school settings, such as the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, are mentioned. Common themes discussed are student/teacher relationships, teacher/teacher relationships, AIDS, support groups, the process of coming out, and community reactions. This book will be useful for studying the culture of schools at all levels. An appendix contains biographies of the teachers who tell their stories, a list of support groups, and, most importantly, an essay on the legal history and current state of gay and lesbian rights across the country. For most education collections.-Nancy E. Zuwiyya, Binghamton City Sch. Dist., N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555832636
Publisher:
Alyson Publications
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.63(d)

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