Graduate Education: resilience in adolescence; contemporary issues in educational policy and practice affecting vulnerable sexual and gender minority populations; training and development of caring professionals
Undergraduate Education: sexuality and gender in education and culture; inclusive education in intersectional contexts
Fall 2019 & Winter 2020: EDPS 415 - Sexuality, Gender, and Culture in Education
This course provides beginning teachers with knowledge and understanding of forms of sexuality and gender as they pertain to helping students navigate life in schools and other social institutions including social services, healthcare, and youth justice. The course also considers family and community contexts, and it emphasizes that teachers are part of a team of caring professionals meeting students’ needs for recognition and accommodation. This group of significant adults includes social workers, counsellors, school resource officers (police officers), and nurses. In this regard, the course incorporates classroom visits and presentations from caring professionals working in educational, other social institutional, governmental, and community contexts whose mandate is to serve children and youth across sexual and gender subjectivities.