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ERIC Number: EJ1099758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Making Schools Safer in South Africa: An Antihomophobic Bullying Educational Resource
Reygan, Finn
Journal of LGBT Youth, v13 n1-2 p173-191 2016
The limited research indicates that homophobia is widespread in South African schools and that schools are ill-prepared to challenge homophobic bullying. In this context, using Kumashiro's antioppressive educational framework, the author outlines the process of developing an antihomophobic educational resource for use in South African schools, its theoretical grounding, and the social and cultural complexities involved. Factors influencing the development of the materials were linguistic diversity; crisis in education, inequality, and violence; and religion and culture arguments. This groundbreaking initiative fits with the broad focus in South African educational policy on transformation, social justice, and inclusion in the postapartheid context that is increasingly understood to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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