Introduction: The Role of Recognition

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Part of the Queer Studies and Education book series (QSTED)


Miller opens the book with a personal narrative about the impact that a lack of recognition can have on a trans* child both at home and in school. This moving portrait sets the tone for the book about the importance of teaching affirming, and recognizing trans* and creative youth in pre-K-12th grade. Miller suggests that school curriculum produces a trans* erasure which often forces trans* and creative youth to tolerate microaggressions because of this illegibility. This recognition gap, Miller argues, can shift as teacher educators, pre-, and in-service teachers take up a theory and pedagogy of trans*ness through lessons across all academic and disciplinary contexts. Miller provides an overview of the chapters that attend to this gap through research studies and lesson plans.


Gender Creative Secondary English Language Arts Young Adult Literature (YAL) Gender Self-determination Teacher Education Literature 
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