ERIC Number: EJ1000066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
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When Worldviews Collide
Haynes, Charles C.
School Administrator, v69 n9 p36-41 Oct 2012
Escalating conflicts over issues involving sexual orientation in public schools often pit conservative Christians against proponents of gay rights--with school leaders caught in the crossfire. Some beleaguered school administrators attempt to put a lid on the controversy by censoring student expression on one side or the other. But that tactic seems to make matters worse. Meanwhile, in other communities, conservative religious students have won the right to counter pro-gay messages with apparel proclaiming their own views about homosexuality. In this article, the author talks about a role for public school educators to negotiate conflicts over sexual orientation and religious expression.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, World Views, Conflict, Sexual Orientation, Public Schools, Christianity, Religion, Religious Factors, Social Justice, Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Role, Administrator Role, Legal Responsibility
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