One Teacher in Ten

29th April 2005 at 01:00
ONE TEACHER IN TEN: LGBT educators share their stories (second edition). Edited by Kevin Jennings. Turnaround pound;10.99. www.turnaround-uk.com

In case you didn't know, LBGT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, so the book is a collection of the real-life stories of teachers who share that multi-faceted label.

In the opening story, "Conversations with Jesus", Steve Trujillo, a California high school teacher and a Catholic, is asked about his sexuality by a Hispanic boy called Jesus. His account nicely picks up on the accident of the boy's name when he replies, "Jesus, I know that you have many questions about the way I am." The story ends well - with a round of applause - and launches us into the second, equally engaging account by Joel Freedman of how what he takes to be a parental vendetta against him turns out to be something entirely different.

These are all good stories in their own right, heartening (if sometimes rather pointedly "feel-good" in that transatlantic way) and will encourage individuals who have shared the experience as well as providing material for discussion.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now