Education and schools

Articles about education and schools.

We support the Safe Schools Coalition Australia

Stand Out (SSCA)

Intersex students exist in every school and education institution. Many of us are same sex attracted. Many of us are heterosexual. Some of us may transition gender, while many of us identify with our sex assigned at birth. Just like non-intersex people. To this extent, actions to promote respect for same sex attracted and gender…
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Safe Schools Coalition Symposium

Safe Schools Coalition Symposium

Morgan Carpenter will run a workshop on intersex inclusion at the 2015 National Safe Schools Symposium on Thursday 30 July in Sydney. The event takes place at The Refectory (Main Hall), Holme Building, in the University of Sydney. The National Safe Schools Symposium is a national gathering of young people, teachers, service providers and supporters…
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Schoolbook on “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”, and intersex status

Spinney Books

We have recently received a copy of “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”, a schoolbook by Australian publisher The Spinney Press in their “Issues in Society” series. It also contains content on intersex people and intersex issues. That content includes an intersex for allies guide, and “It’s time to defend intersex rights“, an article on the…
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Safe Schools Coalition launch and participation request

Stand Out (SSCA)

The Safe Schools Coalition Australia project has recently been launched, and both OII Australia and AISSGA provided some assistance to help turn a Victoria-based LGBT program into a national intersex-inclusive program. More work is being done (intersex is not about sexual or gender diversity) and that work includes hopes for intersex inclusion in the program’s…
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Submission on the health education curriculum

Parliament

On 30 July we made a slightly hasty submission on the draft national Health and Physical Education curriculum. The draft that we commented on mis-described intersex as a form of gender diversity, while legislation and guidelines now more accurately recognise that intersex is a biological phenomenon. There are consequences both in terms of education around…
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Teaching intersex issues

Teaching Intersex Issues

The listed resources are no longer current in this document published by ISNA in 2001, but we highly recommend Teaching intersex issues by Emi Koyama and Dr Lisa Weasel. It contains analysis, guidelines, readings and other resources. The authors present an analysis of self-selected scholars teaching women’s studies, queer studies and related fields in early…
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