ERIC Number: EJ785661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Exploring Attitudes of Future Educators about Sexual Minority Youth
Dowling, Kristen B.; Rodger, Susan; Cummings, Anne L.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v53 n4 p401-413 Win 2007
Fifty-two secondary teacher candidates from a Canadian university completed questionnaires assessing levels of homoprejudice, knowledge of homosexuality, and perceptions of professional issues related to sexual minority youth. The level of homoprejudice in this sample was lower than in earlier studies with teachers, and lower homoprejudice was found to be significantly related to higher professional commitment and willingness to assist sexual minority students. As well greater knowledge of homosexual issues was significantly related to lower levels of homoprejudice, and men had significantly more homoprejudiced attitudes than women.
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Homosexuality, Minority Groups, Student Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Social Bias, Knowledge Level, Correlation, Teacher Role, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada