The idea of publishing this edited book flashed during discussions on dissertation with Master’s students, they were facing challenges in reviewing the related literature on transgender persons from an educational and psychosocial perspective. Though it was not easy to collect a good number of chapters for publication, somehow some authors and experts showed keen interest to write the chapters for this book. Transgender persons are part of Indian culture since long back and many pieces of evidence can be traced in ancient literature. Being a part of an inclusive society theoretically, transgender persons are living on the margins. They are facing lots of challenges in their life and struggling for adequate education, training, employment, and acceptance in society. This book may be very useful to the researchers who are working on gender issues. This book includes eleven chapters from India and one more chapter from Turkey. These chapters discuss various aspects and concerns related to life and struggle of transgender persons in India as well as in other countries i.e. psychosocial, legal, economic, curricular aspects and policies; transgender biographies from psychosocial perspectives; sexuality and transgender children’s literature; the significance of teacher training programs for the better and equal world; the emergence of transgender persons; mainstreaming transgender through inclusive open and distance learning, educational status and representation in Indian society; challenges in teacher training on gender diversity and inclusion; the role of teachers in gender-inclusive classrooms; the role of media, social media, and families. Authors of different chapters discussed various aspects and challenges and opportunities related to transgender persons’ life and the content of all the chapters will be very useful for academicians and researchers who are working on gender issues.
About The Editor
Dr. Satish Chandra is presently working as a Principal, Amar Jyoti School and Rehabilitation Centre, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. He holds the degrees and certificates in M.Ed. Special Education (HI), M.A. (Sociology), LLB, PGDMC & EJ, NET (Edu.) and Ph.D. (Edu.). He has 15 years of teaching experience in the field of teacher training. He has a keen interest in understanding the diversity among the society in relation to disability and gender issues. He is working towards gender inclusive society and promoting the case of gender inclusive society as well as classrooms. He has written for many national and international journals and conference proceedings. He is associated with several peer reviewed research journals as an editorial board and peer review team member. He also contributed in self learning material development of Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Nainital, India and delivered many lectures as a resource person during various national level academic activities. His research interest areas are Inclusive Education, ICT and Gender Studies. He has earlier edited a book titled “Psychosocial and Educational Problems of LGBTQ Community in India” published by Innovative Publication, New Delhi in 2019. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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