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Sears, James T. (James Thomas) 1951-

Works: 62 works in 193 publications in 1 language and 9,775 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Longitudinal studies  Encyclopedias  Biography  Essays  Poetry  Periodicals  Book reviews  Abstracts 
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Most widely held works about James T Sears
Most widely held works by James T Sears
Rebels, rubyfruit, and rhinestones : queering space in the Stonewall South by James T Sears( )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book the author tells the stories of queer history in the South through characters who shaped and were shaped by the events ushered in by the antiwar, civil rights, women's liberation, and gay movements. He interweaves stories of people and places to chronicle a Southern panorama of queer life in a time of transformation. He brings to light people and events whose effect on America is still with us: A psychedelic queer weeding. Drag pageants. Motorcycle runs. Dyke softball. Fairy gatherings ..."
Gay, lesbian, and transgender issues in education : programs, policies, and practices by James T Sears( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understand the challenges from the voices involved today's LGBT youth AND the leading educators and scholars in the field! Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education presents LGBT youth issues through the words of the adolescents themselves, along with clear up-to-date essays about LGBT youth programs, policies, and practices around the world. Leading international educators and scholars examine personal experiences of LGBT youth, cutting-edge programs, and research first presented in the international Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education
Teaching and thinking about curriculum : critical inquiries( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of the editors of this volume is to encourage reflective and critical thinking about the teaching of curriculum through the contributions of some of the best-known curriculum scholars and the respected teachers whom they have most influenced: Frances Klein, William Doll, Andrea Bowman, Nelson Haggerson, Ken Kantor, Janet Miller, George Wood, Landon Beyer, William Pink, Robert Donmoyer, Jean Erdman, Edmund Short, William Schubert, Paul Shaker, Craig Kridel, Arthur Foshay and Louise Berman. Educational empowerment through curriculum studies is their common theme, as the contributors address the question: what are the critical concepts, related teaching resources, and predagogical techniques that curriculum teachers should incorporate into their courses?
Queering elementary education : advancing the dialogue about sexualities and schooling( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queering Elementary Education is not about teaching kids to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or straight. ItOs not part of a sinister stratagem in the Ogay agenda. O Instead, these provocative and thoughtful essays advocate the creation of classrooms that challenge categorical thinking, promote interpersonal intelligence, and foster critical consciousness
Sexuality and the curriculum : the politics and practices of sexuality education by James T Sears( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book of essays explores the explicit and hidden curriculum of sexuality from kindergarten through college. The 15 interrelated essays challenge conventional assumptions regarding sexuality and the curriculum by applying non-traditional perspectives to traditionally unresolved problems while proposing specific curricular strategies and alternatives. It has a multicultural emphasis and integrates curriculum theory into sexuality education practice. The book is divided into four parts, plus two forewords, an introduction and commentaries on the four sections. Contents include: "Foreword: Sexuality Education in Policy and Practice" (Debra W. Haffner); "Foreword: Border Anxiety and Sexuality Politics" (Peter McLaren); "Introduction" (James T. Sears); Part 1, "Foundations for Sexual Inquiry" includes: (1) "Dilemmas and Possibilities of Sexuality Education: Reproducing the Body Politic" (James T. Sears); (2) "Ideological Conflict and Change in the Sexuality Curriculum" (Dennis L. Carlson); (3) "Sexuality and Censorship in the Curriculum: Beyond Formalistic Legal Analysis" (James Anthony Whitson); and "Commentary: Whose Sexuality Is It Anyway?" (Marianne H. Whatley); part 2, "Gender and Sexuality" includes: (4) "Learning to Be the Opposite Sex: Sexuality Education and Sexual Scripting in Early Adolescence" (Mara Sapon-Shevin; Jesse Goodman); (5) "Bitter Lessons for All: Sexual Harassment in Schools" (Eleanor Linn; Nan D. Stein; Jackie Young; Saundra Davis); (6) "Talking about Talking about Sex: The Organization of Possibilities" (Christine LaCerva); (7) "The Impact of Culture and Ideology on the Construction of Gender and Sexual Identities: Developing a Critically Based Sexuality Curriculum" (James T. Sears); (8) "Teaching College Students about Sexual Identity from Feminist Perspectives" (Mary Margaret Fonow; Debian Marty); and "Commentary: Why Should We Care about Gender and Sexuality in Education?" (Susan Shurberg Klein); part 3, "Making Meaning of Sexuality in the Schools includes: (9) "Sexuality Education for Immigrant and Minority Students: Developing a Culturally Appropriate Curriculum" (Janie Victoria War; Jill McLean Taylor); (10) "Inside a Ninth-Grade Sexuality Classroom: The Process of Knowledge Construction" (Bonnie K. Trudell); (11) "Discussing Sexuality in a Language Arts Class: Alternative Meaning-Making and Meaning-Making as an Alternative" (Diane D. Brunner); and "Commentary: What's 'Left' in Sexuality Education" (Lynn Phillips; Michelle Fine); part 4, "Problematics of Change" includes (12) "Integrating Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Approaches into Learning Experiences for Sexuality Education" (Patricia Barthalow Koch); (13) "School-Based hiv/aids Education: Is There Safety in Safer Sex?" (Jonathan G. Silin); (14) "Ill-Structured Problems: Reconsidering Teenage Sexuality" (Diane Lee; Louise M. Berman); (15) "Sexuality Education--In Whose Interest? An Analysis of Legislative, State Agency, and Local Change Arenas" (Ruth F. Earls; Joanne Fraser; Bambi Sumpter); and "Commentary: Administrators as Barriers to Change?" (Charol Shakeshaft). (Eh)
Overcoming heterosexism and homophobia : strategies that work( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing strategies that can be adopted by educators, counselors, community activists and leaders, and those working in the lesbian and gay community, the contributors discuss role-playing exercises, suggestions for beginning a dialogue, methods of "coming out" effectively to family members and coworkers, and outlines for workshops
Growing up gay in the South : race, gender, and journeys of the spirit by James T Sears( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing Up Gay in the South gives voice to the extraordinary struggle of lesbian and gay adolescents as they try to define themselves in a homophobic society. Through the lives of these "sexual rebels," Sears tells stories of courage and triumph in the face of defeat. Growing Up Gay in the South artfully blends the distinctive features of Southern life into the biographies of young people who must make sense of their sexual identities and struggle in a hostile world. Sears gives visibility to a largely invisible population and in doing so he has made a wonderful contribution to the body of information on gay and lesbian youth. - Foreword
Curriculum, religion, and public education : conversations for an enlarging public square( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwin and John : a personal history of the American South by James T Sears( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwin and John is a revealing look at queer history, detailing the struggles and joys of two openly gay men and their remarkable friends--including Prentiss Taylor, Carson McCullers, and John Bennett--coming of age in World War II and growing old in the post-war South
When best doesn't equal good : educational reform and teacher recruitment : a longitudinal study by James T Sears( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes outcomes of a special teacher-preparation program at "Central College," which recruited high-ability students. Data were derived from individual and group interviews, analysis of student journals, observation, administration of standardized instruments, and videotapes of teaching performances. Following the foreword and preface, chapter 1 discusses the reform of teacher education during the 1980s. Chapters 2, 5, and 8 place the experiences of five 6-year interns and their program within 3 general reform domains--teacher recruitment, liberal arts-based undergraduate curriculum, and induction systems and school-university collaboration. The third chapter offers portraits of the five interns--their motivations for teaching and the role of their personal biographies. Chapter 4, 6, and 9 portray the interns contending with specific problems inherent in contemporary teacher-education reform agendas: the defeminization, intellectualization/rationalization, and stratification of teaching. Chapter 7 asserts that reforms necessary for student teaching reinforce traditional notions of model and practice, which decontextualizes the practice of teaching. Chapter 10 describes the interns' adjustments to various contexts. An epilogue raises the question about the feasibility of recruiting only high-ability students. Teacher-development programs should acknowledge that there are students from diverse backgrounds who may not score high on academic measures but who would make positive role models, effective instructors, and long-term teachers. (Contains 224 references.) (Lmi)
Youth, education, and sexualities : an international encyclopedia by James T Sears( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring more than 200 entries written by an international roster of experts, this work is the most authoritative and accessible source available for educators, researchers, and students seeking an understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth."--From publisher's marketing
Lonely hunters : an oral history of lesbian and gay southern life, 1948-1968 by James T Sears( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether protecting their social stature by hiding their sexual identity or coming out of the closet to work for gay rights, it is the real lived experiences of participants in these pivotal social transitions that are collected here. These people and stories are the forebears of today's gay rights movement."--Jacket
A dangerous knowing : sexuality, pedagogy and popular culture by Debbie Epstein( )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an exhilarating and important addition to the literature on sexuality and on education. An unusually international collection--with contributions on Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa, the UK and the United States--it includes chapters written both by internationally known leaders in the field and by exciting newcomers. The book challenges conventional ways of thinking both about sexuality and about pedagogy, with sections on myth-making, identity, globalization and interventions in education. It will be a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of
Curriculum work as a public moral enterprise( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting the current turn in curriculum work that underscores the relationship between theory and practice, this volume brings together the voices of curriculum theorists working within academic setting and practitioners working in schools and other educational settings. The book traces their collaborative work, challenging the assumption that practitioners should be only consumers of the theory produced by academics. Thus, this collection engages readers in the complicated conversation about the relationship between theory and practice, between theoreticians and practitioners. Although every author is, to some degree, a practitioner as well as a theorist, their collaboration emerges from the particular positions and identification that each assumes in the practice of their craft. From working with homeless youth to deepening one's personal commitment to antiracist pedagogy in schools, each author's experience implodes the false binary of the theory/practice dichotomy, illuminating a different dimension of the challenges therein. --Publisher description
Behind the mask of the Mattachine : the Hal Call chronicles and the early movement for homosexual emancipation by James T Sears( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mattachine is the origin of the contemporary American gay movement. Behind the Mask of the Mattachine travels back to the times before Stonewall and its aftermath, to the beginnings of the modern homosexual movement and the lesser-known individuals who started it. This chronicle gives the unexpurgated history of the activists who organized homosexuals - using the biography of the controversial activist Hal Call as its springboard."--BOOK JACKET
Turning points in curriculum : a contemporary American memoir by J. Dan Marshall( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning Points in Curriculum: A Contemporary American Memoir, 2nd edition, is a text designed to engage readers in a story of curriculum as a field of intellectual study and invite them to identify with and ultimately participate in this important work. Focusing on the United States, it contains five parts, the first of which offers a backdrop or contextual panorama for parts two through five, which present curriculum's journey through the last half of the twentieth century. Throughout the book, the authors use the term curriculum work over curriculum studies, theory, or development. The broader notion of work allows for variations that include reflection, study, theorizing, construction, inquiry, and deliberation. At the same time, the possibilities for interpretation inherent in the notion of curriculum work allow the authors to steer clear of the more fixed and differential meanings typically associated with more distinctive phrases such as curriculum theorizing or curriculum development. An important goal of Turning Points is to provide readers with multiple levels of engagement in its complex conversation. Toward this end, the authors have combined five distinct elements into the book with an eye toward personalizing readers' interpretative processes. --Publisher description
Growing older : perspectives on LGBT aging by James T Sears( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"LGBT older adults experience issues and challenges that are unique, including institutional heteronormativity, heterosexism in organizations, and homophobia among caregivers and social service providers. This book presents a diverse group of scholars, activists, social service providers, and researchers from around the globe examining current research, practices, and policies on aging among LGBT individuals. This revealing source lays out the significant challenges faced not only by this aging sexual minority population, but also for their social service providers--and those who train them. The chapters explore the Greater London area Polari Project, the adjustments made in the long-running HIV support group at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, and the Liberation Psychology workshops in Ireland for lesbian and transgendered persons. This volume can serve as an excellent teacher resource for engaging undergraduate and graduate students in various professions who will be working with older LGBT adults. This text is extensively referenced and includes tables to clearly present research. This book is a valuable source for program administrators and supervisors, human behavior researchers, psychologists and psychotherapists, social planners and policy specialists, community developers and organizers, case managers, direct service practitioners involved with LGBT communities, educators, and students. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services"--Provided by publisher
Bound by diversity : essays, prose, photography, and poetry( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel essays, verhalen, gedichten en foto's die in het teken staan van de verschillen en diversiteit binnen de Amerikaanse homo/lesbische/biseksuele en transgendergemeenschap
The Greenwood encyclopedia of love, courtship, et sexuality through history( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History: The Modern World provides entries, ranging in length from 1,000 to 3,000 words, that evidence the range of topics that have come to prominence during the last tumultuous 11 decades
Empathy( )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gay, lesbian, and transgender issues in education : programs, policies, and practicesTeaching and thinking about curriculum : critical inquiriesQueering elementary education : advancing the dialogue about sexualities and schoolingOvercoming heterosexism and homophobia : strategies that workGrowing up gay in the South : race, gender, and journeys of the spiritCurriculum, religion, and public education : conversations for an enlarging public squareEdwin and John : a personal history of the American SouthYouth, education, and sexualities : an international encyclopedia