Sexuality in
Curriculum
Identification of self and others as straight,
gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or
questioning ...
Why explicitly
include
sexuality in the
curriculum?
"An inaccurate picture of
social life (is painted) and
perpetuates int...
Implications of
heterosexist curriculum
Identification as deviant and a perversion
LGBTQ stereotyping
Gay agenda about rec...
How?
Approach curriculum as a set of
actions built toward conversations of
understanding...encourage asking and
re-asking ...
How?
"Educational transformation requires
research, training and curriculum
development"
(Bedford,2002,p.137)
How?
There is a “need to locate and
exploit incoherencies of sex, gender
and desire” (Jagose, 1996,p.3).
But...there are
barriers to inclusion
Assumption of
heterosexuality
Curricular gaps
Invisibility
Too dangerous
Too noticea...
So...become aware
Inclusion Opportunities
(Thornton, 2009, p.365)

There is power in queer intervention of heterosexist
discourses of school...
Because if you don't...

Silence and censorship
will marginalize and
validate exclusion
(Martino, 2011, p.481)
Normalizing
homosexuality...
...means social justice for all.
This is a human rights issue!
Created by
l.Holwerda
For EDEL 561
Processes of Curriculum Development
November 2013
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  1. 1. Sexuality in Curriculum Identification of self and others as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning with the associated knowledge and skills to be a contributing member of society.
  2. 2. Why explicitly include sexuality in the curriculum? "An inaccurate picture of social life (is painted) and perpetuates intolerance... (with) destructive consequences" (Thornton, 2009,p.362)
  3. 3. Implications of heterosexist curriculum Identification as deviant and a perversion LGBTQ stereotyping Gay agenda about recruitment Religious, cultural, moral values of parent community Age appropriateness Lesbian-led families -no male role models Students as victims (Martino, 2011, p.481)
  4. 4. How? Approach curriculum as a set of actions built toward conversations of understanding...encourage asking and re-asking of questions -not answering them (Bey, 2013, p.11)
  5. 5. How? "Educational transformation requires research, training and curriculum development" (Bedford,2002,p.137)
  6. 6. How? There is a “need to locate and exploit incoherencies of sex, gender and desire” (Jagose, 1996,p.3).
  7. 7. But...there are barriers to inclusion Assumption of heterosexuality Curricular gaps Invisibility Too dangerous Too noticeable to confront (Straut, 2002, p.31)
  8. 8. So...become aware
  9. 9. Inclusion Opportunities (Thornton, 2009, p.365) There is power in queer intervention of heterosexist discourses of schooling (Jimenez, 2009,p.173) Take advantage of opportunities to open dialogue (Comment, 2009,para.4) Be sensitive Be courageous Be knowledgeable
  10. 10. Because if you don't... Silence and censorship will marginalize and validate exclusion (Martino, 2011, p.481)
  11. 11. Normalizing homosexuality... ...means social justice for all. This is a human rights issue!
  12. 12. Created by l.Holwerda For EDEL 561 Processes of Curriculum Development November 2013

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