Troubling Education: "Queer" Activism and Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy [NOOK Book]

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Making our classrooms more inclusive has been a crucial but complex task for educators today. While several books have discussed the need for anti-oppressive school environments, few have addressed actual research for teachers to turn to as resources for classroom practice. Kevin Kumashiro draws on interviews with queer activists as a starting point for discussion of different models of reading and challenging oppression. It is through these personal stories that Kumashiro's complex theory and methodology bear ...
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Overview

Making our classrooms more inclusive has been a crucial but complex task for educators today. While several books have discussed the need for anti-oppressive school environments, few have addressed actual research for teachers to turn to as resources for classroom practice. Kevin Kumashiro draws on interviews with queer activists as a starting point for discussion of different models of reading and challenging oppression. It is through these personal stories that Kumashiro's complex theory and methodology bear particular relevance for transforming pedagogical practice. This is a must-read for today's teachers and researchers, and a roadmap to a more inclusive form of education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136745430
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 622 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: Introduction
Queer Desires in Education
Troubling Educational Research
Calling Activists
Feminist, Activist, and Collaborative Interviews
Re-Presenting the Stories
Vignette 1
Chapter 2: Toward a Theory of Anti-Oppressive Education
Education For the Other
Education About the Other
Educating that is Critical of Privileging and Othering
Education that Changes Students and Society
Looking to Activism
Vignette 2
Chapter 3: Reading and Re-readings of Identity, Culture, and Oppression
Reading My Experiences in Anti-Oppressive Ways
First Route: Re-reading Difference in Pab's Stories
Second: Re-reading Normalcy in Christopher's Stories
Third Route: Re-reading Intersections in Matthew's Stories
Fourth Route: Reading Beyond Beth's Stories
The Possibilities of Different Routes
Vignette 3
Chapter 4: Addressing Resistance through Queer Activism
First Route: Doing Homework when Re-reading Sue's Stories
Second Route: Inverting and Exceeding Binaries in Debbie's Stories
Third Route: Juxtaposing Matthew's Stories to Other Cultural Texts
Fourth Route: Reading Pab's Stories as Catalysts for Action and Change
Vignette 4
Chapter 5: Conclusions
Vignette 5
References
Index
About the Author
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