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ERIC Number: EJ832251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Reading and Writing about Real Issues
Hartman, Karen
English Journal, v98 n4 p12-13 Mar 2009
Sometimes teachers do not discover what is really important to students because they do not give them an avenue to explore issues close to their hearts. They must find ways to reach the gay or lesbian students who fear their secret might get out or those who are already out and oftentimes bear the ugliness of teenage teasing, taunts, and sometimes worse. If a teacher's curriculum does not help these students understand themselves and help others in classes learn tolerance and acceptance, he needs to rethink his curriculum. In this article, the author encourages teachers to offer more young adult literature related to LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) to gay and lesbian students. LGBT literature will allow these students to explore what is important to them so they will feel they are not alone in this world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A