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ERIC Number: EJ1086959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Educators' Reports on Incidence of Harassment and Advocacy toward LGBTQ Students
Dragowski, Eliza A.; McCabe, Paul C.; Rubinson, Florence
Psychology in the Schools, v53 n2 p127-142 Feb 2016
This study is based on a national survey investigation of 968 educators, who reported the incidence of LGBTQ harassment in schools, and their advocacy efforts on behalf of this population. LGBTQ-related knowledge, attitudes, norms, and perceived ability to advocate were also assessed. Ninety percent of educators reported observing LGBTQ harassment and 30% consistently intervened. Overall, educators reported positive attitudes towards LGBTQ people, felt professionally supported, and ready for LGBTQ advocacy. Educators reported inadequate knowledge of LGBTQ identity development and desire for professional development. School counselors were more informed about LGBTQ issues and more aware of LGBTQ harassment than school psychologists or teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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