Queering the English Language Classroom
Queering the English Language Classroom provides English language teachers with practical advice for creating queer inclusive educational spaces. It keeps theoretical discussion to a minimum, focusing instead on how to apply advances in LGBTQ+ research in TESOL and applied linguistics to the classroom.
This book highlights how heteronormative classrooms can silence sexually diverse student populations and halt language learning and acquisition processes, and provides research-grounded recommendations for how to challenge normative views of language and culture. In doing so, it advances a queer inquiry pedagogical approach that will help students to see how identity, including sexual identity, is implicated in systems of power and values. It discusses strategies for selecting inclusive curricular content and for troubling mainstream, commercial materials. It also contains advice to teachers on how to handle student and institutional resistance to creating queer inclusive spaces, with a particular note on how to respond to questions in contexts where engaging with LGBTQ+ content can become a fraught exercise.
Queering the English Language Classroom offers an invaluable guide to English language teachers, from pre-/early-service to late-career.
Published: Oct 21, 2020
|List of Abbreviations||Joshua Paiz|
|What is Queering and Why Should We All Do It?||Joshua Paiz|
|Queer Inquiry as Pedagogy||Joshua Paiz|
|Troubling Normative Classroom Spaces||Joshua Paiz|
|Troubling Normative Curricular Materials||Joshua Paiz|
|Gauging Reactions & Addressing Challenges||Joshua Paiz|
|Goals and Outcomes of the Queered Classroom Space||Joshua Paiz|
|A Special Note on Frigid Contexts||Joshua Paiz|