ERIC Number: ED337379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Integrating the Curriculum: Teaching about Lesbians and Homophobia. Working Paper No. 138.
Crumpacker, Laurie; Vander Haegen, Eleanor M.
In their efforts at curriculum reform, feminist scholars need to take into account the oppression of homosexuals and lesbians. A truly evolved curriculum takes seriously the overlooked lives, action, ideas and products of those whose efforts truly make societies possible. Inclusion of homosexuals and lesbians in the curriculum is important so that the oppression these persons have endured does not go overlooked by students and faculty; so that homosexual and lesbian students feel they have a place in society; and so that courses are made richer and more honest. This paper discusses the steps necessary to establish lesbians and homosexuals in the curricula, including suggestions for changing the college community, changes both in content and teaching methods, and specific examples of classroom techniques. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Feminism, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Integrated Curriculum, Lesbianism, Social Discrimination, Womens Studies
Wellesley College, Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA 02181 ($4.00, plus postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.