Ngā Matapakinga | Discussion

    CORE Education
    Making diversity visible for gender and sexuality inclusive schools
    17 May
    Public discussion Created by CORE Education

    Pink dayWhen we talk about inclusive education for all learners, do we also think about including sexuality minorities or gender identity?

    In this CORE blog, Jerome Cargill shares his eFellowship project in 2017 when he worked with a small group of teachers to develop their inclusive practices to ensure gender-minority students felt welcome, included and accepted at school. You can read more and download his report @ http://bit.ly/2I1QPOh.

    What conversations are happening at your school or kura that acknowledges these students and their very personal and diverse needs?

    I've commented on Jerome's blog post that I have personal experiences with this in my family, and it was only after attending a workshop on aspergers that I realised, a lack of identity for ‘our young someone with aspergers’ also meant identifying himself as gender fluid or transgender.

    The fallout being anxiety, school phobia and depression. I’m not sure the school he left at 15, was quite ready for this – environmentally or socially. I would go a little further to say, we need lots of new learning in this area with transparent conversations in our schools and a vision towards creating a conscious movement in our wider communities right across Aotearoa as well.

    - By Tessa Gray
      • Tessa Gray
        By Tessa Gray
        May 17

        I've commented on Jerome's blog post that I have personal experiences with this in my family, and it was only after attending a workshop on aspergers that I realised, a lack of identity for ‘our young someone with aspergers’ also meant identifying himself as gender fluid or transgender.

        The fallout being anxiety, school phobia and depression. I’m not sure the school he left at 15, was quite ready for this – environmentally or socially. I would go a little further to say, we need lots of new learning in this area with transparent conversations in our schools and a vision towards creating a conscious movement in our wider communities right across Aotearoa as well.

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