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ERIC Number: EJ898743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Beyond Gay-Straight Alliances
Sadowski, Michael
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n1 p12-16 Sep 2010
Decades' worth of studies point to the importance of parental involvement in K-12 schooling. Yet when it comes to policies related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, families are often deliberately left out of the conversation, according to several leading experts in LGBT youth development. Even in schools where LGBT-positive programs such as gay-straight alliances exist, they are often kept low key. Obviously, educators need to exercise care when discussing LGBT students--some may not be "out" to family members, or some parents and caregivers may not be supportive of their children's LGBT identities. But in some cases, they say, family involvement is absent, or even avoided, for fear of controversy. This article discusses why family support is critical to LGBT student success as shown by research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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