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ERIC Number: EJ1073089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
Discrimination against Same Sex Attracted Youth: The Role of the School Counsellor
Hohnke, Mark; O'Brien, Patrick
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v18 n1 p67-75 Jul 2008
Beginning with a discussion of current legislation in Australia around inclusion, this paper highlights recent research into the school experience of Same Sex Attracted Youth (SSAY), including the issues faced by students, and the negative outcomes of such experiences. The school experiences of SSAY youth is positioned within a social justice framework. The critical role that school counsellors can play in determining school culture is examined. The role of a school counsellor as part of a pastoral care team within school management is also highlighted. Factors that may influence a more supportive and inclusive school culture are discussed.
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Language: English
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