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.
This course will examine the ethical and legal responsibilities of teachers. Among the topics addressed will be the following: punishment and child abuse; freedom of speech and academic freedom in schools; parents' rights and teachers' professional autonomy; issues of quality such as inclusive education and the problems of racism and sexism; fairness in assessment and evaluation; teachers' private lives and public obligations; indoctrination and the teaching of value. It is recommended that students take EDU 100 (EDU 300 for After Degree students), 210, and 211 prior to taking this course. Restricted to third, and fourth year Education students. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.Fall Term 2020