How to hit a moving target: 35 years of gender and sexual diversity in teacher education

Elsevier, Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 80, April 2019, Pages 190-204.
Authors: 
Lee Airton and Austen Koecher

This essay shares findings from an exhaustive review of the English-language published scholarship on integrating gender and sexual diversity in teacher education (GSDTE) since 1982. The 158 sources substantiate a largely USA-based field with an array of studied pedagogies and a citational reliance on statistics that reveal the school-sited suffering of gender and sexual minority youth. Implications for the field are shared, including: critical questions about the field's construction, objects and beneficiaries; the importance of citing GSDTE and teacher education research and not only youth outcome research; and preparing teachers for gender and sexual diversities that are presently unimaginable.