ERIC Number: EJ1035603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
What Every Educator Needs to Know about Queer Youth
Miller, Paul Chamness; Mikulec, Erin A.
New Educator, v10 n3 p222-230 2014
In recent years, queer youth have been in the media spotlight on issues ranging from attending prom to suicide. As novice teachers adapt to their new profession, in order to truly meet the needs of all students, they must understand the variety of issues that impact their success. Where this topic is concerned, this article fills a major gap in the literature for teacher preparation and induction. The article discusses the plight of queer youth and provides suggestions for new and veteran teachers to become advocates for queer youth.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Student Characteristics, Knowledge Level, Teacher Attitudes, Advocacy, Teacher Role, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, At Risk Students, Educational Environment, Clubs, Social Influences
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