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ERIC Number: ED416538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 32
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Experiences of Sexual Minorities in Higher Education: A Survey of Lesbian and Gay Scholars.
Myrick, Roger; Brown, Mary Helen
Higher education has made great progress in creating open organizational classroom environments for diverse populations. However, little research has been published on the experiences of lesbians and gay men in colleges and universities. A study identified the extent to which higher education is creating an open and comfortable environment for lesbians and gay men. The study examined lesbian and gay organizational and classroom experiences in higher education; it also solicited information on specific strategies that lesbian and gay educators and administrators are using to enhance those experiences. A sample group of 47 subjects responded to the survey (representing a response rate of 84%). A supplemental procedure yielded five participants who were members of a university-wide gay and lesbian caucus; thus, 52 was the total number of survey participants. Strict confidentiality was maintained, and subjects were not asked to identify themselves in any way. The survey revealed that lesbians and gays encounter fairly positive experiences in academic organizations and within the classroom; they are also actively working to enhance those environments through a variety of empowerment strategies. (Contains two tables of data and 64 references.) (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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