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ERIC Number: EJ1159234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
On Anna's Terms: Supporting a Student's Gender Transition in Elementary School
Rodela, Katherine C.; Tobin, Jack M.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v20 n4 p42-57 Dec 2017
This case study details how one leader worked to support a fifth-grade student's gender transition midway through a school year. Despite a conservative political environment, push-back from families and community members, and district controversy surrounding adoption of a Transgender Inclusion policy, the principal worked closely with the student, her family, and teacher to create an inclusive environment on the student's own terms. Developed from a real-life case of one elementary school principal, this case allows for leaders to reflect on how they might respond to being an ally to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer) students and, in particular, lead school and district transformation for responsive inclusion of transgender students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
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Language: English
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