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Sex and the Teacher: Should We Come Out in Class?

Khayatt, Didi

Abstract: The personal experience of a teacher and a lesbian is used to explore whether and how a teacher should disclose sexual orientation to students. Examines prevalent assumptions about coming out (providing role models for gay students, opposing homophobia) and offers alternatives. (SK)

Title: Sex and the Teacher: Should We Come Out in Class?
Author: Khayatt, Didi
Journal Citation: Harvard Educational Review, v67 n1 p126-43 Spr 1997
ISSN: 0017-8055
Publication Year: 1997
Document Type: Position Paper (120); Journal Article (080)
Target Audience: Practitioners
ERIC Identifier: EJ538765
Clearinghouse Identifier: CE530474
This document is NOT available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS).

Descriptors: Homophobia; * Homosexuality; * Lesbianism; Role Models; * Self Disclosure [Individuals]; * Teacher Role; Teachers

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