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ERIC Number: EJ857409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Teaching Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Foundations of Education Courses in the US
O'Malley, Michael; Hoyt, Mei; Slattery, Patrick
Teaching Education, v20 n2 p95-110 Jun 2009
This article is a summary of comprehensive units on gender and sexuality diversity that the authors have used in teacher education courses in undergraduate and graduate social foundations of education classes over several years. The course lesson plan includes a five-part analysis of the following categories: biological sex; gender identity/sexual identity; gender roles; sexual behavior; and sexual orientation. The authors have experienced much success and positive student evaluation by using this approach. This is true even in religiously and politically conservative universities. The authors introduce the complexity of biology, gender roles, and gender identity, before addressing human sexuality. This helps to diffuse many stereotypes and misconceptions in the initial lessons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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