A Pretty Queer Thing: Thinking Queerly About Teachers' Gender and Sexual Diversity-Focused Professional Learning.

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Date: Nov-Dec 2021
From: Journal of Teacher Education(Vol. 72, Issue 5)
Publisher: Corwin Press, Inc.
Document Type: Report
Length: 9,295 words
Lexile Measure: 1480L

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Studying educators' processes of learning to queer their practice has prompted us to think differently about our own praxis as teacher educators. Thinking differently has meant bringing the assumptions of queer theory and pedagogy to bear on our understanding of what is involved for teachers as they engage with difficult knowledge surrounding gender and sexual diversity in schools. In other words, it has meant organizing our approach to professional development around the assumption that learning, like pedagogy, is a "pretty queer thing." In this article, we present a conceptual argument for bringing a queer pedagogical lens to bear on teachers' professional learning in and beyond gender and sexual diversity-focused contexts. Keywords professional development, race, class, gender, sexual orientation, teacher learning, social justice, diversity

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