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ERIC Number: EJ1017186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov-27
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
Students as Policy Actors: The TDSB Equity Foundation Statement and Commitments to Equity Policy
Ferfolja, Tania
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n149 Nov 2013
Discrimination on the basis of homophobia/transphobia in many schools is an internationally recognised problem. The Toronto District School Board's (TDSB) Equity Foundation Statement and Commitments to Equity Policy (EFS) provides an explicit mandate to schools in its jurisdiction to address such discrimination and educate about sexual and gendered diversity. This research, which draws on the work of Ball et al. (2012), examines how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equity work was being implemented in two TDSB high schools. In particular, it illustrates how some students were more than subjectively produced by policy, but were agentic policy actors who were integral to the enactments of LGBTQ equity work undertaken in the schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)
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