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ERIC Number: EJ1123878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
More than a Safe Space: How Schools Can Enable LGBTQ Students to Thrive
Sadowski, Michael
American Educator, v40 n4 p4-9, 42 Win 2016-2017
Few educators or philosophers of education would argue that schools' sole purpose is to keep children safe. Yet a particular subset of students in the United States--lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students--are often served by their schools as if their mere safety were a sufficient objective in and of itself. The purpose of the authors book "Safe Is Not Enough: Better Schools for LGBTQ Students," from which this article is drawn, is to challenge the all-too-prevalent attitudes and practices that suggest "safe" schools are enough for LGBTQ students, and to articulate what it might look like to take public schools in the United States to the next level in their service to LGBTQ students and their treatment of LGBTQ issues. In this article, the author discusses the book and what "safe" means.
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Language: English
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