ERIC Number: EJ824191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Political Socialization, Tolerance, and Sexual Identity
Avery, Patricia G.
Theory and Research in Social Education, v30 n2 p190-197 Spr 2002
Key concepts in political socialization, tolerance, groups, rights and responsibilities can be used to understand the way in which young people struggle with sexual identity issues. Educators may promote greater tolerance for homosexuality among heterosexuals by situating sexual identity issues within a broader discussion of democratic principles. At the same time, one of the basic principles of a democracy, majority rule with respect for minority rights, gives voice to the concerns of gay and lesbian youth.
Descriptors: Political Socialization, Democracy, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Youth, Social Attitudes, Social Justice, Civil Rights, Democratic Values, Consciousness Raising, Role of Education, Adolescents
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