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ERIC Number: EJ940384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1555-4589
My Name Is Michelle: A Real-Life Case to Raise Consciousness
Boske, Christa
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v14 n2 p49-60 Jun 2011
In this case narrative, Michelle, a young teenage male adolescent considering the transition from male to female, becomes the target of vicious teasing and physical abuse, especially when she does not conform to the school's gender expectations. As a result, it presents school leaders with a contemporary issue facing lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer/intersex/ally youth while providing insight regarding the frequency of homophobic comments from students and staff. Unlike the majority of "JCEL" cases, which portray fictitious administrators facing hypothetical dilemmas, this case is based on a real incident and puts you in the middle of the story--as you take on the role of the assistant principal in the case. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A