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One Teacher in 10, Second Edition Paperback – March 1, 2005

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About the Author

Kevin Jennings is the executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. He lives in New York City.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Alyson Books; 2 edition (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555838693
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555838690
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Wilfredo W. on December 16, 2014
Format: Paperback
Love this book. It was recommended to me by a good friend and I am so grateful for it.

I am a future teacher and I'm gay. This book has helped me so much. It opened a world that I didn't even know was possible.

This book is inspiring. It's filled with great stories led by amazing people. Thank you so much! It has helped me a lot.

My favorites chapters are:
The marriage question
True colors
An uncertain and brilliant world
Nobody can tell me I shouldn't be here and
The importance of discomfort
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This is a great book for anyone wanting to better understand what it means to be LGBT and and person in the education profession. The stories provide great insight into the lives and experiences of LGBT individuals in different eudcational setting.
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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A. Kee on December 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
Prepare to be inspired! This is one of the most important education books to come out in 2005. In this edition of new essays, almost 40 educators tell their stories. Not only do educators from all over the U.S. weigh in on this critical topic, but essays from educators in Canada, England, and Japan are also included. Sometimes second editions are a letdown. But after ten years of work, Kevin Jennings and his team have compiled a second edition worthy of sharing a title with the now-classic One Teacher in 10. I've been reading the stories and they run the range from poignant to funny to energizing. I think this book can be helpful to educators, students, professors, parents, LGBT, and allied.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
Prologue
Part One: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are
Part Two: Lessons Taught...and Learned
Part Three: May-September
Part Four: Change Agents
About the contributors
About the editor
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By O. Long on January 25, 2009
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This is a collection of experiences and how they changed lives. I recommend this book, because it does help reconcile professional expectations with personal experience.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Woods on March 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
Several years ago, while I was in the "coming out process", I read the first edition of this text. It did inspire me, in that, it made me realize that I was not the only gay person (let alone teacher) on the planet.

I was pleasantly surpirised when my friend, Clarence Brooks, invited me to a discussion of the Second Edition. Even more to my pleasure, HIS STORY is featured in this book!

The author did a great job at selecting a DIVERSE group of educators -- and their stories. It is a "must read" for not only all LGBT individuals, but for teachers as well (gay, straight, whatever).

My allied friend (that means she is "heterosexual and supports gay issues) Meryl attended the workshop with me. As she stated, "this book goes a long way toward eliminating bias and discrimination."

I would also recommend the "student version" of this book -- it is under a separate title and tells the story of gay teens....I would get the title, but it is in my library upstairs (in which the cat is currently placed in time out).
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