Education professor co-edits special LGBTQ-themed edition of journal
Robert Mizzi worked with Calgary counterpart on CJEAP journal as guest editor of issue on creating leaders who embrace diversity
Faculty of Education professor Robert Mizzi recently co-edited a special edition of the Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy (CJEAP) with a colleague from the University of Calgary. The edition was focused on LGBTQ educators and the issues faced by these educators.
The Nov. 9 edition of the CJEAP is entitled Educational Administration and Queer Educators: Building Relationships of Inclusion and Diversity.
Mizzi co-edited the volume with Tonya Callaghan of the University of Calgary’s Werkland School of Education.
An excerpt from the journal:
“What can one education administrator or policy-maker do about homophobia or transphobia directed toward educators in scholastic settings? As editors of this special collection of the Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, we have opened this introductory essay with the words of Margaret Mead in order to underscore an important message contained in all of the essays of this collection: education administrators and policy makers are paramount to creating learning environments that are respectful of sexual and gender diversity for all staff and students. This holds true for a variety of educational settings ranging from publicly-funded Catholic and non-Catholic kindergarten to Grade 12 schools (K–12) to higher learning settings such as colleges, universities, transnational teaching abroad programs, and adult and community education spaces.”