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ERIC Number: EJ844170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0889
Describing Roles that Gay-Straight Alliances Play in Schools: From Individual Support to School Change
Griffin, Pat; Lee, Camille; Waugh, Jeffrey; Beyer, Chad
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, v1 n3 p7-22 2004
Based on a broader qualitative study of organizational level changes in schools participating in Massachusetts' Safe Schools Program, the authors describe four roles that GSAs played in the twenty-two schools: counseling and support; "safe" space; primary vehicle for raising awareness, increasing visibility, and educating about LGBT issues in school; and, part of broader school efforts for raising awareness, increasing visibility, and educating about LGBT issues in school. The advantages and disadvantages of each role are discussed in terms of addressing broader issues of heterosexism in schools, providing safety for LGBT students, and sustaining long-term organizational level changes in schools. (Contains 1 table.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts