ERIC Number: EJ712941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-1
Reference Count: 11
In Canada: Under the Rainbow
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n9 p713-715 May 2005
Inclusive education seeks to provide a welcoming environment for all students, not by ignoring gender, race, disability, or sexual identities, but by recognizing and validating difference. It is precisely this validation that alarms those who are attempting to rein in schools that have initiated anti-heterosexist programs. But no one is satisfied with merely being 'tolerated' by others. Schools that literally or metaphorically display the rainbow flag, the universal symbol of rights and respect for sexual minorities, have made a profound difference in the lives of thousands of students.
Descriptors: Minority Groups, School Culture, Cultural Pluralism, Inclusive Schools, Equal Education, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Civil Rights, Marriage, Social Bias, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada