Sexuality Matters

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Sexuality Matters brings together scholars from a variety of epistemological perspectives to explore the multiple ways in which sexuality does indeed matter in the arena of public education. The special features of this collection include a focus on the implications of sexuality for educational leadership as well as a multi-perspective approach to the exploration of these concerns.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607094166
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael L Dantley vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction James W. Koschoreck Autumn K. Tooms xii

I Policy and Activism

1 Sexualities Equality in All Primary Schools: A Case for Not Waiting for "Ideal" Conditions Renée DePaima 3

2 Gay-Straight Alliances and Other Student Clubs: A District's Responsibilities Ion K. Macgillivray 25

3 Act Out: Organizing for Queer Rights in Education Erica R. Meiners Therese Quinn 43

II Curriculum and Pedagogy

4 Fostering Positive Dispositions about LGBTIQ Matters: The Effects of a Social Justice Curriculum on Future Educational Leaders James G. Alien Robert E. Harper James W. Koschoreck 75

5 Deconstructing Silos: Non-LGBTQ Educators and the Subjects of the Urban Classroom Michael J. Sharp 103

6 Why School Principals Must Stop AH Teasing, Harassment, and Bullying in Schools and How They Can Do So Colleen A. Capper Karen Schulte Sarah A. McKinney 123

III Identity and Experiences

7 Lesbian and Gay Public School Administrators: Early Experiences That Shape Today Mary J. deLeon C. Cryss Brunner 157

8 Dancing with the Queers: A Lesson in D/discourse Autumn K. Tooms 179

9 "Did Somebody See Me? Are They Going to Know? Am I Going to Lose My Job?" An Openly Gay Elementary Principal Reflects on Being Gay and Coming Out to His School Community Frank Hernandez 205

10 Brotherhood and a Chance to Belong: Lived Experiences of Gay Fraternity Men in a College Community Grahaeme A. Hesp Jeffrey S. Brooks 221

Conclusion Autumn K. Tooms James W. Koschoreck 255

About the Editors and Contributors 267

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