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Title Bisexuality in education : erasure, exclusion and the absence of intersectionality / edited by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Published London : Routledge, 2016
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2016
©2016

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Description xi, 174 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Contents note continued: 9.Bisexuality in Education: Exploring the Experiences, Resourcing, and Representations of Bisexual Students, Bisexual Parents, and Educators in Educational Systems---A Discussion / John P. Elia -- 10.Some Thoughts on the Benefits and Limitations of Using Film in Bisexual Education / B.C. Roberts -- 11.Bisexual Books Recommended and Critiqued for Use in Universities and Senior Secondary Schools / Sheela Lambert
Machine generated contents note: 1.Erasure, Exclusion by Inclusion, and the Absence of Intersectionality: Introduction and Acknowledgements / Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli -- 2."A Hope to Lift Both My Spirits": Preventing Bisexual Erasure in Aboriginal Schools / Margaret Robinson -- 3.Bisexuality and Schooling: Erasure and Implications for Health / John P. Elia -- 4.The Erasure of Bisexual Students in Australian Education Policy and Practice / Lynne Hillier -- 5."Bisexuality is Just Semantics ...": Young Bisexual Women's Experiences in New Zealand Secondary Schools / Mary-Anne McAllum -- 6.The Adjustment to U.S. Rural College Campuses for Bisexual Students in Comparison to Gay and Lesbian Students: An Exploratory Study / Tracy J. Cohn -- 7."The Case of the Missing Bisexuals": Bisexuality in Books for Young Readers / B.J. Epstein -- 8.Queer Contingencies: Bifurcation and the Sexuality of Schooling / Daniel Marshall --
Summary Although many schools and educational systems state that they endorse anti-homophobic policies, pedagogies and programs, there appears to be an absence of education about, and affirmation of, bisexuality and minimal specific attention paid to bi-phobia. Bisexuality appears to be falling into the gap between the binary of heterosexuality and homosexuality that informs anti-homophobic policies, programs, and practices in schools initiatives such as health education, sexuality education, and student welfare. These erasures and exclusions leave bisexual students, family members and educators feeling silenced and invisibilized within school communities. Also absent is attention to intersectionality, or how indigeneity, gender, class, ethnicity, rurality and age interweave with bisexuality. Indeed, as much research has shown, erasure, exclusion, and the absence of intersectionality have been considered major factors in bisexual young people, family members and educators in school communities experiencing worse mental, emotional, sexual and social health than their homosexual or heterosexual counterparts. This book provides an international collection of empirical research, theory and critical analysis of existing educational resources relating to bisexuality in education. Each chapter addresses three significant issues in relation to bisexuality and schooling: erasure, exclusion, and the absence of intersectionality. From indigenous to rural schools, from tertiary campuses to elementary schools, from films to picture books as curriculum resources, from educational theory to the health and wellbeing of bisexual students, this book's contributors share their experiences, expertise and ongoing questions
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Biphobia -- Prevention.
Bisexual students.
Bisexuality -- Study and teaching.
Homosexuality and education.
Sexism in education -- Prevention.
Author Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria, 1960- editor
ISBN 1138920266
9781138920262