Prof calls for more 'gender-fluid' books in preschools

Correspondent on Sep 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM EDT

Campus Reform
 
  • A professor from the University of Rhode Island published a recent article that argued for placing more books with "transgender or gender-fluid protagonists" in preschool libraries.
  • Such a practice, she explained, would allow transgender children to "feel understood, validated, and respected for who they are."

A University of Rhode Island professor recently argued that libraries should start carrying more books with “transgender or gender-fluid protagonists” for preschoolers.

Susan Trostle Brand, a professor of early childhood education, suggested in an article published last week that school libraries should carry books with LGBTQ main characters to “provide active and enthusiastic support” for youth in those communities.

“Transchildren see protagonists like themselves, and feel far less alone."   

“By using carefully selected children’s literature…teachers can make a positive difference in the lives of individuals who are transgender and/or those who live in diverse families,” Brand wrote in her article for the Journal of Childhood Education.

Without these books, transgender kids may face a higher “risk of depression” or “low self-esteem,” Brand argues, especially since the “curriculum in most schools does not reflect the wide range of individual uniqueness” in the LGBTQ community.

Brand told Campus Reform that providing kids access to books such as My Princess Boy and When Kathy is Keith is crucial because it helps to counter the societal message that there is “something dreadfully wrong with being gay or transgender.”

“Transchildren see protagonists like themselves, and feel far less alone. They feel understood, validated, and respected for who they are. They are freed to be themselves,” she explained, calling upon her colleagues to set positive examples for non-transgender students and they “will follow suit.”

“Early experiences with diverse literature and positive role modeling make a tremendous difference for transgender, gay, and cisgender individuals, alike,” Brand remarked, adding that parents have a similar responsibility.

“Parents and caregivers should introduce the topic when children are in preschool,” she concluded. “They ‘get it’ more than we might think.”

Views: 293

Comment

You need to be a member of 12160 Social Network to add comments!

Join 12160 Social Network

Comment by DTOM on September 21, 2017 at 9:38am

Is this a woman, or a man in makeup and a bad wig?

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Susan_Brand

Author of such papers as 'Universal Design for Learning: A Blueprint for Success for All Learners' & 'Promoting Global Initiatives and Cross-cultural Understanding in China'

'Universal Design for Learning' ?

'Global Initiatives'?

...hmmm

Comment by Parrhesia on September 15, 2017 at 9:23am

It is a way to eliminate sexual barriers to equality.  Under the glorious state, all will enjoy equal misery and to ensure that equality, differences must be eliminated by programing from birth or as soon as the state can get control.  The confusion and fear also aids the state in molding their young minds.

Comment by Less Prone on September 15, 2017 at 6:13am

Why push sexuality on children? It's after puberty when sexuality should appear at its normal time.

"Destroying the New World Order"

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

Doc Vega, Chris of the family Masters, cheeki kea and 3 more were featured

 

Latest Activity

cheeki kea replied to Parrhesia's discussion Massacre: Nearly Half of Pregnant Women in Pfizer Trial Miscarried
"You know what guys We have all been barking up the wrong tree. We've expected Pifizer and our…"
2 hours ago
Parrhesia commented on MAC's video
Thumbnail

The deep state COLLAPSE is even worse than we thought | Redacted with Clayton Morris

"But Ukraine said that Russia was attacking the nuclear plant and also that Russia was occupying the…"
3 hours ago
Parrhesia favorited MAC's video
3 hours ago
Parrhesia commented on tjdavis's blog post Smat City Governance
"Easier to control the herd in smart cities, just like on the plantation.  We'll all get…"
3 hours ago
Parrhesia posted photos
4 hours ago
Parrhesia replied to Parrhesia's discussion Massacre: Nearly Half of Pregnant Women in Pfizer Trial Miscarried
"Pfizer did try to keep it hush hush and we only know because they were forced to release the…"
4 hours ago
tjdavis posted videos
4 hours ago
steve replied to Parrhesia's discussion Massacre: Nearly Half of Pregnant Women in Pfizer Trial Miscarried
"If they are fessing up to 44% imagine what the actual percentage is ,they should keep it hush hush…"
4 hours ago
tjdavis posted blog posts
5 hours ago
tjdavis commented on KLC's group MUSICWARS
7 hours ago
tjdavis posted photos
7 hours ago
tjdavis favorited Less Prone's blog post Human Traffickers in Bed with the Fact Checkers
7 hours ago
tjdavis favorited MAC's video
7 hours ago
steve commented on Parrhesia's photo
Thumbnail

Now They're Going After Hamsters

"I notice they didn't elaborate on the "primary risk factor"  Steve"
10 hours ago
Ragnarok posted a video
11 hours ago
tjdavis favorited MAC's video
11 hours ago
tjdavis favorited Less Prone's blog post The Malone Institute presents: World Economic Forum Project
11 hours ago
Parrhesia commented on tjdavis's video
Thumbnail

Girl in Room 13 First Look | Lifetime

"Congresswoman Jackie Walorski had sponsored the “Human Trafficking prevention and recovery…"
12 hours ago
Parrhesia commented on Parrhesia's photo
Thumbnail

Now They're Going After Hamsters

"Now this story claiming his "primary risk factor" wasn't sexual activity.  The…"
12 hours ago
Less Prone commented on Parrhesia's photo
Thumbnail

Now They're Going After Hamsters

"Dog tests positive for Monkeypox, its owner is ???... It's Human to animal…"
12 hours ago

© 2022   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted