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Issues in Education: What Heterosexual Teachers Need to Know about Homosexuality.

Frieman, Barry B.; And Others

Abstract: Discusses research on homosexuality, including origins and physiology. Claims that teachers play an important role in developing and maintaining the classroom as a psychologically safe and appreciative environment. Provides suggestions on how teachers should handle biases. Concludes that by treating all children with respect and dignity, teachers will be taking active steps to eradicate homophobia from their classrooms. (MOK)

Title: Issues in Education: What Heterosexual Teachers Need to Know about Homosexuality.
Author: Frieman, Barry B.; And Others
Journal Citation: Childhood Education, v73 n1 p40-42 Fall 1996
ISSN: 0009-4056
Publication Year: 1996
Document Type: Position Paper (120); Journal Article (080)
Target Audience: Teachers and Practitioners
ERIC Identifier: EJ533003
Clearinghouse Identifier: PS525623
This document is NOT available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS).

Descriptors: Case Studies; * Child Development; Classroom Environment; Conflict Resolution; Developmental Stages; * Early Childhood Education; * Homosexuality; * Individual Differences; Sex Discrimination; Sexual Identity; * Teacher Role; Young Children

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