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School Climate for Gay and Lesbian Students and Staff Members.

Anderson, John D.

Abstract: In high schools, a conspiracy of silence shrouds the sexual orientation issue. Although the social atmosphere is vaguely supportive, fear and the realities of life cause most gays and lesbians to keep their sexual identities hidden. Homophobia can be addressed through staff development, support staff and services, inclusion of homosexual issues in the health curriculum, and library catalogs and exhibits. (MLH)

Title: School Climate for Gay and Lesbian Students and Staff Members.
Author: Anderson, John D.
Journal Citation: Phi Delta Kappan, v76 n2 p151-54 Oct 1994
ISSN: 0031-7217
Publication Year: 1994
Document Type: Evaluative Report (142); Journal Article (080)
Target Audience: Administrators and Practitioners
ERIC Identifier: EJ490911
Clearinghouse Identifier: EA529855
Available from: UMI
This document is NOT available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS).

Descriptors: * Educational Environment; * Equal Education; High Schools; Homophobia; * Homosexuality; * Leadership Responsibility; * School Policy; * Student Welfare

Identifiers: Empowerment; *Inclusive Educational Programs

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