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ERIC Number: EJ809915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families: Tools for Directors in Supporting Staff Discussion Dealing with Fears
Burt, Tracy; Lesser, Lee Klinger
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, v30 n5 p62-65 Sep-Oct 2008
Building a staff team and community that addresses controversial and difficult subjects involves creating space where everyone can take risks; disagree with and honor each others' perspectives; build strong, authentic relationships; and provide resources and support for ongoing learning. While accomplishing this in the context of supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families brings challenges, it also brings opportunities for renewed growth, professional development, and deeper relationships. Engaging in this process strengthens the capacity of educators to fulfill their responsibility to support all children in the context of their families and their own emerging sense of self. This article discusses the importance of inclusion, how to address issues related to LGBT parenting, and the common fears and concerns of educators. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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