ERIC Number: EJ857773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Voices of Queer Youth in Urban Schools: Possibilities and Limitations
Blackburn, Mollie V.; McCready, Lance T.
Theory Into Practice, v48 n3 p222-230 2009
This article reviews scholarship that represents urban students who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. It draws on empirical examples to illustrate prominent themes across this scholarship, including the homophobia they experience, the impact it has on their academic performance, and the activism it sparks. Finally, it considers implications for urban educators working with queer youth, specifically, the need to understand and be prepared to address multiple social and cultural issues that intersect with sexual and gender identities.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Homosexuality, Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Urban Youth, Academic Achievement, Activism, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Social Bias, Social Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Social Psychology, Coping
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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