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Our Children Are Your Students

LGBTQ Families Speak Out

Tara Goldstein (author)

ISBN: 9781975504038

Publication Date: Jan 2021

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Many schools have failed to create a nurturing educational environment for LGBTQ students. Our Children are Your Students features a discussion about the various tactics that LGBTQ families use to work with schools that don't anticipate the arrival of their families and children.
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Many schools have failed to create a nurturing educational environment for LGBTQ students.

Our Children are Your Students features a discussion about the various tactics that LGBTQ families use to work with schools that don't anticipate the arrival of their families and children. The book features a verbatim theatre script called "This is Our Family", which is based on interviews conducted with 37 LGBTQ families about their experiences in school. The families live in four different cities in the province of Ontario as well as in the suburbs and rural communities surrounding them.

Written by Tara Goldstein, Jenny Salisbury, and Pam Baer, the play contains 22 scenes of verbatim monologues and dialogues. A set of images created by visual artist benjamin lee hicks accompanies each scene. The play also contains three original songs composed by musician Kate Reid, who draws on a number of the themes embedded in the scenes. Links to performances of the songs and to the artwork can be seen on the LGBTQ Families Speak Out project website: www.lgbtqfamiliesspeakout.ca. This is an important book for teachers and pre service teachers who are interested in creating inclusive classroom environments for all students.
Pages 200
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jan 2021
Publisher Myers Education Press
Series Queer Singularities: LGBTQ Histories, Cultures, and Identities in Education
Subject/s Education   Gay & Lesbian studies  
Tara Goldstein is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). Her current teaching and research program focuses on gender, sexuality and schooling, and verbatim theatre research. Her latest book is Teaching Gender and Sexuality at School: Letters to Teachers (2019). Tara is also the Founding and Artistic Director of Gailey Road Productions, a theatre company that produces her performed ethnographies and research-informed theatre.

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