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ERIC Number: ED525700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 128
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5274-6
Interrupting Hate: Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do about It. Language & Literacy Series
Blackburn, Mollie V.
Teachers College Press
This timely and important book focuses on the problems of heterosexism and homophobia in schools and explores how these forms of oppression impact LGBTQQ youth, as well as all young people. The author shows how concerned teachers can engage students in literacy practices both in and out of school to develop positive learning environments. The featured vignettes focus on fostering student agency, promoting student activism, and nurturing student allies. With a unique combination of adolescent literacy and teacher action projects, this book offers a valuable model for educators interested in creating safe learning communities for all students. This book features: (1) Inspiring examples of literacy educators joining with students to find solutions to the problem of homophobia in their schools; (2) Action recommendations based on a wide range of research representing diversity in terms of age, race, class, gender, and sexuality; and (3) "Practitioner Applications" in each chapter to help readers apply what they've read to their own practice. [Foreword by Katherine Schultz.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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