Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Special LGBT Issue of Teachers’ Resource

This was shared with me by former deputy executive director of the National Council of Teachers of English - and PFLAG parent - Charles Suhor. The Council has long taken stands on social issues, actively condemning anti-GLBT discrimination as early as 1976.

"Sexual Identity and Gender Variance" is the theme of the current issue of English Journal, the flagship publication of the National Council of Teachers of English.

The wide-ranging articles offer help for high school and middle teachers on a wide range of LGBT issues, among them teaching specific works and authors, selecting fiction and non-fiction materials, dealing with students’ varied religious beliefs, combating censorship, and promoting LGBT-inclusive language. Also included are poems, personal narratives from parents, and an LGBT/Queer glossary compiled by guest editors Becca Chase and Paula Ressler of Illinois State University.

Copies of the March, 2009 issue are available for $16.50 from NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801.

There are some great resources in this edition for educators and students alike. Click here to see the online edition.

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