ERIC Number: EJ1021430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Classroom Currents: Interrupting the Single Story: LGBT Issues in the Language Arts Classroom
Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill; Ryan, Caitlin L.
Language Arts, v90 n3 p226-231 Jan 2013
Two literacy leaders acknowledge the challenges of teaching LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) issues in the classroom. While children come from a variety of family structures, it is necessary to acknowledge that a gay individual was once a child sitting in a classroom. An argument against marginalization and an advocacy for inclusion of all learners is discussed.
Descriptors: Language Arts, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Consciousness Raising, Inclusion, Social Justice, Teacher Response, Reading Materials, Stereotypes, Social Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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