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ERIC Number: ED399255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Pages: 287
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55583-263-6
One Teacher in 10: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell Their Stories.
Jennings, Kevin, Ed.
In this collection of 35 brief essays, openly gay and lesbian teachers describe their experiences with homophobia and homosexuality in the education community. Following "Prologue: A Letter to Jerry" (D. Ellison), the book is in four parts. Part 1, "Memories," includes: (1) "I Remember" (K. Jennings); (2) "Skeleton Key" (H. E. Burwell): (3) "Wanda and the Wastebasket" (A. Lipkin); (4) "Teaching with the Heart" (R. Ritchart); (5) "It's the Teachers! The Teachers Are Coming Out!" (P. McCart); (6) "Riding the Horse" (W. J. Blumenfeld); and (7) "No Regrets" (G. Dowd). Part 2, "Journeys," includes: (8) "I Have Come Here To Die" (B. M. Hunter); (9) "You Can't Tell by Looking at Me" (C. Robinson); (10) "The Life beyond the Vita" (J. P. Pikala); (11) "Shelly, Hallie, Jack, and Me" (B. Respini); (12) "You Can't Tell Him I'm Not" (R. Irwin); (13) "Straightforward, But Not Straight" (S. Warren); (14) "Out in the Country" (K. Bell); (15) "I'd Rather the Honesty" (S. Ford); (16) "Yes, I Am" (J. Bridgman); and (17) "Coming Out of the Cloakroom" (G. Campbell). Part 3 "Struggles," includes: (18) "One Teacher in Ten Thousand: Out in Kentucky" (T. Prince); (19) "Ms. G. Is a Lesbian" (T. Gruenwald); (20) "So What Does Happen When You Answer Yes to the 'L' Question?" (J. Griffin); (21) "On Being Out in the Classroom: Dilemma or Duty?" (R. Saint Pierre); (22) "Say It to My Face" (L. Brtek); (23) "Get Over It" (K. Keough); (24) "Insisting on Ignorance: The Paradox of Withholding Knowledge in Our Schools" (D. Bruton). Part 4, "Victories," includes: (25) "Private Conversations" (P. Smith); (26) "Telling Our Stories, Winning Our Freedom" (R. Wilson); (27) "Building a GLOBE in Nebraska" (J. Heineman); (28) "Out and Outcome" (J. Smith); (29) "We Don't Have a Problem Here" (R. Parlin); (30) "What's a Girl to Do?" (G. H. Coburn); (31) "It's Who You Are That Counts" (B. Zimmerman); (32) "Teaching and Learning" (E. Temple); (33) "Among Friends" (T. Mormon); (34) "Working My Way Back Home" (R. Sellars); and (35) "Epilogue: The Question" (A. Osbaldeston). The appendices are: "A Legal Overview of the Rights of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teachers" (M. L. Bonauto), and "Gay and Lesbian Teacher Organizations in the United States." (ND)
Alyson Publications, P.O. Box 4371, Los Angeles, CA 90078-4300.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A