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ERIC Number: EJ896184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Exploring Social Connectivity through the Use of Adolescent Queer Literature
Watson, Dwight C.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v5 n3 p268-289 2010
In order for adolescents to undergo a healthy maturation into adulthood, they must be given common opportunities to reinvent themselves and to progress along stages of psychosocial development. Due to heterosexual conditioning and a lack of awareness of the need for social connectivity that may lead to intimacy, gay and lesbian adolescents lapse into social isolation which could lead to arrested psychosocial development. The introduction of literature circles concerning carefully chosen adolescent queer literature is one positive opportunity that can and should be made accessible to gay and lesbian adolescents in order to offset barriers to social connectivity. (Contains 1 table and 15 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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