Teaching Pride Forward
Teaching Pride Forward

Teaching Pride Forward

Building LGBTQ+ Allyship in English Language Teaching

Edited by Ethan Trinh, Edited by Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, Edited by James Coda

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

222 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB

Paperback, $44.95 (US $44.95) (CA $60.95)

Publication Date: March 2024

ISBN 9781953745200

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Overview

Teaching Pride Forward takes queer theory, activism, and practice in new directions.

Allyship is complex and multifaceted. How can you, as an ally in the English language teaching field, work effectively and productively on behalf of your LGBTQ+ students and colleagues? How can you be thoughtful and reflective about your commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access?

This book explores how allies advocate for equal rights for humans, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. With 11 inspirational chapters contributed by educators in varied contexts from around the world, this book offers readers a thoughtful combination of theory, on-the-ground research, advocacy, and practice. The authors cover important, timely topics, such as:

  • What an ally is and does
  • Developing responsive practices to engage with LGBTQ+ learners
  • Acknowledging students’ identities
  • Future directions for research, practice, and activism We are all learning, together

Teaching Pride Forward will show you how to further diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for and with LGBTQ+ community members in our field and in the world.

Author Biography

Ethan Trinh, PhD, is an associate director of the Atlanta Global Studies Center. As a Vietnamese queer immigrant, Ethan enjoys thinking with emotions, gender, and language and explores how to embrace queerness as healing and meditative teaching and research practices. Ethan has published four edited volumes that focus on critical storytelling, teachers’ well-being, and doctoral students’ emotions, identities, and community. Ethan is the recipient of the 2022 Leadership Mentoring Program Award by TESOL International Association.

Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, EdD, is a professor of TESOL/literacy at Central Washington University. A licensed K–12 educator, she has taught teachers in several countries and multilingual learners of English in public school districts at elementary schools, middle schools, and universities in various contexts.

James Coda, PhD, is assistant professor of ESL and World Language education, and theory and practice in teacher education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He earned a doctorate in language and literacy education with an emphasis in TESOL and World Language education from the University of Georgia.