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ERIC Number: ED509892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The Educators' Guide to the Day of Silence
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
The Day of Silence is the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach. This guide was designed to inform teachers about the Day of Silence (DOS), what actions students may take during the Day of Silence and how educators can support them. This guide takes teachers through GLSEN's (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) timeline for Day of Silence preparation and gives suggested actions for both students and educators. (Contains 11 resources.)
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). 121 West 27th Street Suite 804, New York, NY 10001. Tel: 212-727-0135; Fax: 212-727-0254; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)