Queering the English Language Classroom - A Practical Guide for Teachers - Joshua M. Paiz

Queering the English Language Classroom - A Practical Guide for Teachers - Joshua M. Paiz

Preface

Queering the English Language Classroom - A Practical Guide for Teachers - Joshua M. Paiz

Joshua M. Paiz [+-]
George Washington University
Joshua M. Paiz is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the English for Academic Purposes Program at George Washington University.

Description

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 ‘frigid’ 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.

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Paiz, Joshua. Preface. Queering the English Language Classroom - A Practical Guide for Teachers. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. ix-xv Oct 2020. ISBN 9781781797945. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42156. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42156. Oct 2020

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