ERIC Number: EJ888668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
LGBT Educators' Perceptions of School Climate
Wright, Tiffany E.
Phi Delta Kappan, v91 n8 p49-53 May 2010
A national survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) educators examined differences of perceptions within seven identified factors: homophobia, principal support, policies of bullying language, policies of human rights, job safety, personal safety, and outness. It found that safety is best understood in two dimensions: personal safety and job safety and that, for LGBT educators to feel safe within their schools, they need the support of administrators and policies to ensure equal rights and protection.
Descriptors: Occupational Safety and Health, Homosexuality, Educational Environment, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Conditions, Bullying, Social Bias, Social Attitudes, Administrator Role, Principals, School Policy, Civil Rights, Safety, Age Differences, Geographic Location
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