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ERIC Number: EJ832270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
What English Can Contribute to Understanding Sexual Identities
Ellis, Viv
English Journal, v98 n4 p52-55 Mar 2009
English in schools is a productive curriculum space for young people to learn about sexuality, to develop a sense of their identity as sexual beings, and to understand the importance of equality and social justice. Drawing on John Dixon's theory of "personal growth," the author (a British educator) explains how teachers' attitudes about learning and some strategies can help all students learn about sexuality and identity. He explains how specific reading practices can assist students with issues of sexuality and sexual identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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