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ERIC Number: ED536041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Preservice Teachers' Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions of LGBTQ Bullying Intervention
Milburn, William; Palladino, John
Online Submission, The American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Journal v16 p86-100 2012
Literature about the school experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth report unsafe and unaccepting school environments detrimental to their social, emotional, and academic success. LGBTQ bullying is recognized as a complex issue that teachers are expected to face in their schools. The present study examined the unique aspect of addressing LGBTQ bullying, an investigation of preservice teachers' knowledge, skills, and dispositions relative to the issue. Preservice teachers responded to Likert scale questions designed from findings in the literature and provided insights about their understanding of and willingness and ability to address the issue. Initial findings from our research study found disparities between the responders' willingness (dispositions) to confront the issue, and their lack of knowledge and skills to do so effectively. Understanding this insight can help teacher preparation programs respond with training and curriculum enhancements that best prepare teachers to address LGBTQ bullying in K-12 settings.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A