Preservice Elementary Teachers' Attitudes Toward Gay and Lesbian Parenting.Maney, Dolores W.; Cain, Richard E.
Abstract: This study assessed preservice elementary teachers' attitudes toward homosexual parents and their children. Surveys of 198 preservice teachers who completed the Gay and Lesbian Parenting Questionnaire indicated that some homophobia existed, though less than expected. Females had significantly more favorable attitudes toward homosexual parents and their children than did males. (SM)
Title: Preservice Elementary Teachers' Attitudes Toward Gay and Lesbian Parenting.
Author: Maney, Dolores W.; Cain, Richard E.
Journal Citation: Journal of School Health, v67 n6 p236-42 Aug 1997
Publication Year: 1997
Document Type: Journal Article (080); Research Report (143)
Target Audience: Community and Practitioners
ERIC Identifier: EJ551367
Clearinghouse Identifier: SP526303
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Descriptors: Elementary Education; Higher Education; * Homophobia; * Homosexuality; Parent Teacher Cooperation; Parents; Preservice Teacher Education; Sex Differences; * Student Teacher Attitudes; Teacher Behavior; Teacher Student Relationship
Identifiers: *Homosexual Parents