ERIC Number: EJ932957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Using Young Adult Literature Featuring LGBTQ Adolescents with Intellectual and/or Physical Disabilities to Strengthen Classroom Inclusion
Hazlett, Lisa A.; Sweeney, William J.; Reins, Kevin J.
Theory Into Practice, v50 n3 p206-214 2011
Adolescence is chaotic for all individuals, but LGBTQ adolescents with intellectual and/or physical disabilities struggle with what it means to be furthest from the majority. These teens experience varying exclusions and harassments from peers, educators, and family members. Contemporary young adult literature can assist these adolescents through novels positively reflecting themselves and their situations and issues. Such literature also affords greater majority awareness, understanding, and acceptance of these minority individuals within schools and society.
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Physical Disabilities, Young Adults, Adolescents, Novels, Homosexuality, Mental Retardation, Reading
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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