ERIC Number: ED312222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Personal Feelings and Professional Attitudes of Prospective Teachers toward Homosexuality and Homosexual Students: Research Findings and Curriculum Recommendations.
Sears, James T.
This paper addresses five specific questions: (1) What are the attitudes and feelings of preservice teachers toward homosexuality? (2) How do these compare with other samples of professional and student groups? (3) What contact have preservice teachers had with lesbians and gay men? (4) What are preservice teachers' views of their professional responsibilities in working with lesbian and gay youth? and (5) How do responses to these questions vary according to race, gender, area of certification, and point of professional study? In addressing these questions, this paper is divided into two sections: quantitative analysis of preservice teachers' attitudes and feelings regarding homosexuality; and, a conceptual analysis of the dilemma of homosexual students/educators and the responsibilities which educators have in addressing their needs and and in integrating the topic of homosexuality into the curriculum. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revision of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).