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ERIC Number: ED541266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Best Practices: Creating an LGBT-Inclusive School Climate. A Teaching Tolerance Guide for School Leaders
Southern Poverty Law Center (NJ1)
Schools are places of learning and also miniature societies. The climate of a school has a direct impact on both how well students learn and how well they interact with their peers. Teachers and administrators work hard to make their classrooms welcoming places where each student feels included. But despite these efforts, students who are--or who are perceived to be--lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) continue to face a harsh reality. Studies have shown that creating a supportive environment for LGBT students improves educational outcomes for all students, not just those who may identify as LGBT. And remember, it's not about politics--it's about supporting students. Any educator, regardless of his personal beliefs, can be a resource for LGBT students. It all starts with awareness. Often educators are unsure how to support their LGBT students in a meaningful way. These best practices were compiled to give school leaders the knowledge they need to create a climate in which their most vulnerable students feel safe and valued. Through inclusive policies and nurturing practices, administrators, counselors and teachers have the power to build an educational environment that is truly welcoming to all students. (Contains 5 resources.)
Southern Poverty Law Center. 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104. Tel: 334-956-8200; Web site: http://www.splcenter.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Poverty Law Center