Title

Out of the Closet and Into the Classroom: LGBTQ Issues and Inclusive Classroom Practice

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

The media system, like the educational system, is “one of society’s key set of institutions, industries, and cultural practices” (Masterman 2001, 16). The media is often invoked to mean not only the mediums of communication, such as the radio, internet, film, print, music, and television, but also the products of these mediums-newspaper and magazine articles, film and television productions, websites, social media, and even video games. According to Couldry (2003), television, film, radio, and print are the “ways we imagine ourselves to be connected to the social world” (7); we can now add digital and hyperspaces, including the internet and venues such as Facebook and YouTube. Buckingham (2003) found that youth spend more time with media than any other institution, including schools; thus, it is axiomatic to say students and youth are growing up in a media-centric world. The implication of this is clear-media in all of its forms are now a central teaching tool for everyone.

ISBN

978-1-138-18708-5 978-1-138-18709-2

Keywords

Education

Disciplines

Education

Publisher

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

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