chapter  5
15 Pages

Social Justice and LGBTQ Issues in Schools

The illustrations from Utah and California point to disparities in the degree of recognition within different cultural and political contexts. Educators and students are embedded in different contexts that either hinder or help them move beyond the boundaries that maintain inequitable power relations in curriculum and society. In this chapter, I conclude by examining the impact of exclusionary and inclusionary curricula upon students. I then address the following questions from Chapter 1 : How does inclusive curriculum affect students in different cultural and political contexts? How do public policies around schools respond to shifts toward greater LGBTQ recognition? What does school resistance to these shifts tell us about the legitimacy of public education? How can we facilitate schools and curriculum that support inclusion, recognition, and social justice?