ERIC Number: EJ663325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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School Experiences of the Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents.
Ray, Vivien; Gregory, Robin
Family Matters, n59 p28-34 Win 2001
Drew on parent questionnaires, child interviews, and focus groups to investigate school incidents experienced by children of lesbian and gay parents and determine children's feelings of discrimination. Found that youngest students were frustrated by peers' lack of understanding about their families. Teasing/bullying experiences were common between Grade 2 and secondary school Year 10. Many students felt unsafe at school and lacked confidence in teachers' abilities to deal with homophobia. (KB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Bullying, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Peer Relationship, Sexual Orientation, Social Discrimination, Teacher Student Relationship, Well Being
The Australian Institute of Family Studies, 300 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia