ERIC Number: EJ1065498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 20
Encouraging Pre-Service Teachers to Address Issues of Sexual Orientation in Their Classrooms: Walking the Walk & Talking the Talk
Hansen, Laurie E.
Multicultural Education, v22 n2 p51-55 Win 2015
The purpose of this article is to describe ways that teacher educators can encourage future teachers to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) issues in their own classrooms. The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network's ThinkB4YouSpeak Educator's Guide served as the framework for the activities that the author has implemented in undergraduate (e.g., K-12 Multicultural Education, Issues in K-12 Education) and graduate-level (e.g., Foundations of Diversity and Equity) courses for pre-service elementary and secondary teachers. The activities described in this article have been used effectively with classes as small as 25, and as large as 140 students.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Multicultural Education, Gender Issues, Advocacy, Instructional Materials, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Class Activities, Lesson Plans
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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