Brill's Encyclopedia of Critical Understanding in Education

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Series Editors: William M. Reynolds and Brad Porfilio

Comprising 2000 entries, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Critical Understanding in Education is a fully searchable database presenting comprehensive and accurate portraits of the various disciplines related to critical thinking and understanding in Educational Research. What readers will encounter in this database is what the various fields are saying, and have been saying during their various histories. Designed to open up conversations among current established scholars and future, next generation scholars nationally and internationally, these complicated conversations further expand the various fields and lead to possibilities for praxis. Praxis emphasizes the increase of critical knowledge and understandings both for self-development and social reconstruction. There is a uniqueness in Critical Understanding in Education in the commitment to the focus on the historical development and comprehensive critical presentation of a particular discipline.

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Author(s): Shelton, Stephanie Anne
Keywordsagender – cisgender – gender binary – gender expression – transgender Related Entrieslgbtq Policy Landscape – Youth Gender is an important concept that shapes schooling generally and language arts education sp…

Gender-Affirming Care

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Author(s): Suh, Tae Min
1 Introduction Gender-affirming care refers to a cluster of medical, surgical, social, and legal interventions often sought by transgender and gender-nonconforming people to affirm their gender presentation and/or identity. Gend…

Gender-Based Microaggressions

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Author(s): Sérráno, Bri | Jackson, Romeo | Dockendorff, Kari J.
Microaggressions are forms of oppression that occur daily through language, behavior, and environmental interactions. Microaggressions can contribute to negative mental health outcomes, negative campus climate for educationa…


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Author(s): Emslie, Kit
Coined in 1996 by Canadian feminist scholar Viviane K. Namaste, the term “genderbashing” refers to a variant of queerphobic discrimination—and most notably, physical violence—which strikes at the intersection of gender and sexualit…

Gender Binary

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Author(s): Kedley, Kate E.
The gender binary is the social construction of gender into a classification of two categories, man and woman, as distinct, non-overlapping, and opposite from each other if placed on either end of a spectrum …

Gender-Complex Education

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Author(s): Stachowiak, Dana M.
1 Introduction Classroom and campus climates in K-12 and college/university settings are consistently hostile towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (lgbtq+) students. According to glsen’s 2019 National Climat…

Gender/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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Author(s): Davies, Adam W.J. | Hoskin, Rhea Ashley
1 Gender Gender is an important component of queer theoretical frameworks, with most understandings in the field drawing from a complex and often contrasting foundation in developmental psychology, Fren…


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Author(s): Kean, Eli
1 Overview of Genderism Genderism is an ideology and a system of oppression rooted in the notion of the gender binary, where gender is classified into two distinct and dichotomous possibilities that are aligned with one’…


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Author(s): Stachowiak, Dana M.
1 Introduction Genderqueer is a term that is rooted in activism and postmodernism. Used first in the early 1990s by activists as a response to heteronormativity, cisnormativity, and the divide between “gender and gayness” (Wil…