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ERIC Number: EJ822175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Kids Say the Funniest Things...Anti-Homophobia Group Work in the Classroom
Solomon, Steven
Teaching Education, v15 n1 p103-106 Mar 2004
For well over 12 years the Human Sexuality Program within Social Work Services of the Toronto District School Board has been serving lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) students, teachers, parents and their families. Alongside individual, family and group support to the LGBT communities in the board, the program has also been delivering anti-homophobia workshops to classrooms across the district from grades 1 to 12. At the classroom level, there has been a tremendous demand from teachers and schools seeking to fulfill their obligation under the school board's equity policy to create and maintain safe, welcoming and inclusive learning environments for LGBT students and students with LGBT parents. In the past two years much of the demand has come from teachers in the elementary panel, grades one to eight. This paper will discuss one aspect of the classroom work done in elementary schools, focusing on the students written responses to the anti-homophobia presentations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada