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ERIC Number: EJ1126171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Homophobic Bullying in Nigerian Schools: The Experiences of LGBT University Students
Okanlawon, Kehinde
Journal of LGBT Youth, v14 n1 p51-70 2017
There is a dearth of research on homophobic bullying in Nigerian schools. Using data from 14 in-depth interviews and public media sources that were analyzed thematically, this formative research examined homophobic bullying using Nigerian universities as a case study to bring attention to the need for policies and interventions to make schools safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students despite the criminalization of homosexual acts. The findings reveal the severity of homophobic bullying in Nigerian schools fueled by several factors, coupled with nonexistent protective educational policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. The implementation of culturally sensitive antibullying programs is needed to make schools safe for Nigerian lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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