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date: 22 October 2021

Trans Gender/Queer Youthlocked

Trans Gender/Queer Youthlocked

  • Alandis A. JohnsonAlandis A. JohnsonIndependent Scholar

Summary

Trans and gender/queer youth pose some interesting scenarios for education in both secondary and postsecondary realms. Increasing identifications outside of binaries among students, faculty, and staff members who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, or nonbinary have pushed schools to alter the way these individuals are recognized within these systems. These changes involve deconstructing binaries and the related exclusionary processes and policies. Transgender and gender-expansive youth are challenging the ways in which gender is built into schools, highlighting underlying binaries and structural oppression in all levels of education. Key issues and debates regarding transgender inclusion in educational spheres, such as Title IX, visibility, and knowledge of transgender issues, routes to inclusion, and the fallacy of “best practice.” Generational and cultural differences related to gender recognition and identification will continue to shape educational environments and beyond for years to come.

Subjects

  • Education, Change, and Development
  • Educational Politics and Policy
  • Education and Society
  • Education, Gender, and Sexualities

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