ERIC Number: EJ1110232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Multicultural Inclusion of Lesbian and Gay Literature Themes in Elementary Classrooms
Logan, Stephanie R.; Watson, Dwight C.; Hood, Yolanda; Lasswell, Terri A.
Equity & Excellence in Education, v49 n3 p380-393 2016
This article provides a rationale for and methods to assist elementary educators in creating spaces where the enhancement of awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ)-themed literature could be explored in elementary schools and classrooms. The authors assert that an approach to providing gender and sexuality diversity in the elementary grades is part of multicultural practice in elementary classrooms. Through document analysis, the authors discovered the existing theories, practices, and evidence available in the literature that would provide elementary educators support to use LGBTQ-themed children's literature in academic spaces. The authors then provide a set of guidelines for educators to modify their existing instructional practices in order to empower young learners with the critical literacy attributes necessary in order to gain access to knowledge, power, and opportunities.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Reading Material Selection, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Elementary Education, Documentation, Content Analysis, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Elementary School Teachers, Childrens Literature, Social Development, Multicultural Education, Social Theories, Curriculum
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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