ERIC Number: EJ1074448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
A Safer Place? LGBT Educators, School Climate, and Implications for Administrators
Wright, Tiffany E.; Smith, Nancy J.
Educational Forum, v79 n4 p394-407 2015
Over an 8-year span, two survey studies were conducted to analyze LGBT -teachers' perceptions of their school climate and the impact of school leaders on that climate. This article presents nonparametric, descriptive, and qualitative results of the National Survey of Educators' Perceptions of School Climate 2011 compared with survey results from 2007 to provide insight regarding the workplace climate for LGBT educators and guidance for school leaders in creating an environment that supports these teachers.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Administrator Role, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Conditions, Qualitative Research, National Surveys, Social Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Geographic Location, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Social Bias, Safety, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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