OECTA has long been pushing Genderbread Person to teachers and children. Now ETFO has designed a course around it. One group that teaches it is Queen’s U. It is for ALL teachers including Catholic ones for use in their classrooms
Genderbread is not about respecting people that have DSM-V Gender Dysphoria. That is easy to teach that ALL people should be respected.
It is about CELEBRATING the idea of a thousand different genders (points on a line or spectrum)
2 ETFO links:
- One Session Qualifications
- 125 hours
Teaching LGBTQ students will be a journey through lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersexual, queer, questioning and two-spirited (LGBTQQITT2S) history and theory, queer culture, critical pedagogy, and, most importantly, a challenge to meet our LGBTTIQQ2S students in a safe, inclusive, evolving, and celebratory space. Candidates will collaborate, conduct inquiries, reflect, and shift their mindset through an equity stance. Reflecting back and looking forward, candidates will open up the present to make their classroom a space for all students.
Course Learning Expectations
In this course, you will have the opportunity to:
• explore theoretical and practical teaching and learning pedagogy
• develop and implement classroom instructional strategies that include LGBTTIQQ2S students and identities
• collaborate with other candidates to identify intersecting biases and challenge assumptions about LGBTTIQQ2S subjectivities
read the questions in the so called “parent consultation” that Wynne talks about:
“It is important that curriculum is reviewed and updated regularly to keep up with the changing skills and knowledge children and youth need to thrive in today’s world.”
“It is important to me that the school curriculum supports students in having the knowledge and skills that allow them to make healthy, safe and informed choices.”
“How much would you say you trust each of the following sources of health information, in terms of providing reliable and accurate information on sexual health to your child(ren).”
The options included four authority figures: Parents, doctors/nurses, public health officials and school curriculum/teachers.
The teachers came last. In terms of which category parents consider “very trustworthy,” they put themselves at 87%, with doctors following close behind at 83%. Teachers scored a lousy 40%.
Pope Francis said what he was condemning was “indoctrination of gender theory,” teaching small children that no matter their biological sex, they can choose their gender. He said a Spanish father told him he had asked his son what he wanted to be when he grew up and the boy replied, “A girl.” The father realized the child was taught in school that gender is a choice “and this is against nature.”
Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Section 224:
“Faced with theories that consider gender identity as merely the cultural and social product of the interaction between the community and the individual, independent of personal sexual identity without any reference to the true meaning of sexuality, the Church does not tire of repeating her teaching: everyone, man and woman, should acknowledge and accept his sexual identity.
Physical, moral and spiritual difference and complementarities are oriented towards the good of marriage and the flourishing of family life. The harmony of the couple and of society depends in part on the way in which the complementarities, needs and mutual support between the sexes are lived out. According to this perspective, it is obligatory that positive law be conformed to natural law, according to which sexual identity is indispensable, because it is the objective condition for forming a couple in marriage.”