Creating Safe Spaces for Gender Diversity in the Classroom Through a Culture of CARE (80887)

Session Information: Education and Social Welfare
Session Chair: Jon McFarland

Monday, 27 May 2024 12:45
Session: Session 2
Room: Room A (Live-Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

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In this article, we consider how gender identity emerges in our teaching and research. We offer ways to encourage all educational partners to disrupt binary expectations of gender in educational spaces. We explain the importance of a caring environment for all gender-diverse individuals, founded upon the conceptual framework of a Culture of CARE (Compassion, Awareness, Respect, and Empathy). CARE transforms the school culture to promote equitable school experiences for youth and all other school partners, particularly the LGBTQ+ community. The authors’ ethnographic perspective provides details for the framework, offering actionable steps that educators can implement to provide culturally relevant support for LGBTQ+ youth, faculty, and staff in K-20 schools.

Jon McFarland, California State University, Stanislaus, United States
Heidi Kuehn, Condor High School; Oxnard Union High School District, United States

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Jon McFarland is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at California State University, Stanislaus. His research interests include gamification, student motivation, and matters of equity and inclusive curriculum in secondary schools.

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