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What Difference Does It Make? The Story of a Lesbian Teacher.

Rensenbrink, Carla Washburne

Abstract: The experience of a fifth-grade teacher shows how her identity as a lesbian makes a positive difference in the classroom, making her class a safe place in which students can question culture and take a stand. (SK)

Title: What Difference Does It Make? The Story of a Lesbian Teacher.
Author: Rensenbrink, Carla Washburne
Journal Citation: Harvard Educational Review, v66 n2 p257-70 Sum 1996
ISSN: 0017-8055
Note: Special issue: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Education.
Publication Year: 1996
Document Type: General Report (140); Journal Article (080)
Target Audience: Administrators and Practitioners
ERIC Identifier: EJ525587
Clearinghouse Identifier: CE529428
Available from: UMI
This document is NOT available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS).

Descriptors: Elementary Education; * Elementary School Teachers; * Lesbianism; * Self Disclosure [Individuals]; Sexual Identity; * Teacher Influence

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