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    Unscripting Curriculum

    Toward a Critical Trans Pedagogy

    Harper Benjamin Keenan
    In this essay, Harper B. Keenan draws on his own experience as a white queer and trans educator to consider the meaning of a critical trans pedagogy. Amid dissonant narratives of equal rights and subjection, he explores how his classroom teaching is shaped by his own experience of gender conditioning as well as by the contemporary political climate surrounding trans identity. Keenan argues that a critical trans pedagogy requires unscripting and must necessarily support children in constructing
    new knowledge.

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    Harper Benjamin Keenan (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1355-3451) is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Teacher Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. His research centers on how young children are taught about the past and present social worlds, and his dissertation explores the teaching of colonial history in elementary schools. Before beginning his doctoral work, Keenan taught kindergarten, first, and fourth grades in Brooklyn, New York. 

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    Winter 2017 Issue

    Abstracts

    The Self in Social Justice
    A Developmental Lens on Race, Identity, and Transformation
    Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano
    What Meaning-Making Means Among Us
    The Intercomprehending of Emergent Bilinguals in Small- Group Text Discussions
    Maren Aukerman, Lorien Chambers Schuldt, ​Liam Aiello and ​Paolo C. Martin
    Symbols in the Strange Fruit Seeds
    What “the Talk” Black Parents Have with Their Sons Tells Us About Racism
    Raygine DiAquoi
    Unscripting Curriculum
    Toward a Critical Trans Pedagogy
    Harper Benjamin Keenan
    “We Are All for Diversity, but..."
    How Faculty Hiring Committees Reproduce Whiteness and Practical Suggestions for How They Can Change
    Özlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo

    Book Notes

    Growing Each Other Up
    Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

    Lower Ed
    Tressie McMillan Cottom

    Grit
    Angela Duckworth