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ERIC Number: EJ987930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1541-0889
Vancouver, Canada: Gay and Lesbian Educators of British Columbia
Carter, Julie
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, v1 n1 p101-103 2003
Although there are myriad organizations one can turn to implement school change efforts such as multicultural education, gender equity in education, and even service learning in education, where are the gay and lesbian professional developers? Many educators may feel they need technical assistance and a consultant to watch over their efforts. U.S. organizations such as PFLAG (Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays) and GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Educators Network) have developed curriculum materials and provide local assistance to educators and community members on the issue of protecting, advocating for, and educating gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth. Unfortunately, these are membership organizations and depend on volunteers willing to come into secondary and post-secondary classrooms. In Canada, such assistance has been hard to come by--until recently. Gay and Lesbian Educators of British Columbia (GALE-BC) develops and provides resources for classroom teachers concerned about homophobia and heterosexism in B.C. schools. It is the only organization of its kind in British Columbia. To accomplish their goal of providing a space for LGBT youth in schools GALE-BC has worked closely with the B.C. Teachers' Federation to offer professional development and training for student teachers and experienced teachers on LGBT issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada