Topic Tag: Inclusive Curriculum

Curriculum Resources and References

Resources and References Resources for Inclusive Curriculum: Brown, M., Rogers, B., & Caldwell, M. (2022). Gender and sexuality in the classroom: An educator’s guide. Taylor & Francis Group.  California Department of Education: https://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ee/c1f.asp  Garden State Equality of New Jersey:  https://www.teach.lgbt  GLSEN: https://www.glsen.org/activity/inclusive-curriculum-guide The Legacy Project curricular resources:https://legacyprojectchicago.org/legacy-project-education-initiative-lpei  https://legacyprojectchicago.org/about  LGBTQ History, created after the FAIR Act passed …

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Extra Credit

Extra Credit Imagine being an LGBTQ parent taking a tour of your school. What places feel inclusive, and in what places might you feel that you don’t belong, or that they weren’t designed with you in mind?  Beyond teaching about LGBTQ persons and topics, one way to have a more inclusive school environment is to …

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Conclusion

Conclusion A good education provides schoolchildren with the essentials necessary to be responsible and capable adults in the future…and educators need to know and make sense of literature that is fully inclusive to develop schoolchildren’s understanding of human diversity and uniqueness of their peers. Danne E. Davis, PhD | Montclair State University Implementing inclusive curricula …

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Reflection/Discussion 2

Reflection/Discussion Click on each header below to reveal each reflection question. If you are taking this course as a group, you may choose to address these questions as discussion items. Reflection/Discussion Item 3 Which of Banks’ tiers would be appropriate or applicable based on the grades and subject(s) you teach? For reference, Banks’ tiers are: …

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Balancing LGBTQ Topics

Balancing LGBTQ Topics In some schools, LGBTQ topics are limited to examples of struggle, oppression or harm. Scholars and advocates warn that this approach may pathologize being gender or sexuality diverse. While it’s understandable to feel empathy for LGBTQ challenges, it’s counterproductive to think of LGBTQ people as needing pity or rescuing. When including LGBTQ …

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Why Make our Curriculum Inclusive?

Why Make our Curriculum Inclusive? Compared to students in schools with inclusive curricula, LGBTQ students who were not in schools with inclusive teaching reported 10-20% higher amounts of victimization, heard more homophobic language, and had lower feelings of school safety, resulting in higher absences. In contrast, students at schools that taught positively about LGBTQ people …

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Reflection/Discussion 1

Reflection/Discussion Click on each header below to reveal each reflection question. If you are taking this course as a group, you may choose to address these questions as discussion items. Reflection/Discussion Item 1 What comes to mind when you think about LGBTQ topics in education? Can you think of examples in your classroom or others …

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