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Duke, Thomas Scott; McCarthy, Kathrin W. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
We reviewed 31 articles that explored issues related to gender and sexuality in early childhood education (ECE) settings. This body of literature suggests that ECE programs and elementary schools often reinforce the homophobia, heterosexism, and sexism that characterize contemporary U.S. society. A number of the articles described strategies that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Homosexuality
Meyer, Elizabeth J. – Teachers College Press, 2009
While there have been countless studies of bullying and harassment in schools, none have examined the key gender issues related to these behaviors. In her new book, Meyer does just that and offers readers tangible and flexible suggestions to help them positively transform the culture of their school and reduce the incidences of gendered…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Bullying, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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Hesp, Grahaeme A.; Brooks, Jeffrey S. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2009
The lead author questioned five fraternity members, one former member, and one non-member to assess their reasons for joining--or attempting to join--a fraternity chapter at a large public university in the Southeastern United States. Specifically, the study investigated (a) how their membership affected their sexual identity development and…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Intimacy, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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Moradi, Bonnie; Wiseman, Marcie C.; DeBlaere, Cirleen; Goodman, Melinda B.; Sarkees, Anthony; Brewster, Melanie E.; Huang, Yu-Ping – Counseling Psychologist, 2010
Conceptual discussions about LGB people of color suggest that, compared with White LGB individuals, LGB people of color may be exposed to greater levels of heterosexist stigma and its deleterious correlates (greater risk) or may be more resilient to such stigma (resilience). This study tested tenets of these two perspectives with a sample of 178…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Whites, Minority Groups
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O'Higgins-Norman, James – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2009
This paper outlines research that was conducted among students, parents, teachers and senior management teams in six secondary schools in the Greater Dublin area of Ireland. The research involved semi-structured interviews and observations. The findings of this research are significant in that it was the first time any data had been gathered on…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Stereotypes, Bullying, Sexual Orientation
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Seal, Mike – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2021
Based on a three year self- study (S-STEP) into interrupting heteronormativity on youth and community work courses at a higher education institution, this article explores the reaction to the interruption of heteronormativity on youth and community work courses in a range of HEI institutions. Reactions were nuanced and contextual but concurred…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Bias, Higher Education, Colleges
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Shin, Kyunghee – Education as Change, 2019
Korea and the US have different levels of tolerance toward homosexuality. At the same time, the school in both countries is considered to reinforce homophobia and heteronormativity. This study focuses on juxtaposing Korean and American prospective teachers to compare their past and current understanding and attitudes toward homosexuality. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, LGBTQ People, Social Bias
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McMahon, Sarah; Seabrook, Rita C. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
Sexual and racial/ethnic minority women may experience a number of unique barriers to disclosing experiences of campus sexual violence. To better understand these barriers, 5,911 online campus climate surveys were collected at a mid-Atlantic university. Analysis indicated some significant differences by race, ethnicity, and sexual identity. These…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Swank, Eric; Raiz, Lisa; Faulkner, Cynthia; Faulkner, Samuel; Hesterberg, Latonya – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2008
As some educators try to eradicate homophobia among their students, the literature on how classroom interventions lessen homophobia has netted inconsistent results. Most studies have found modest curriculum effects, while some have not. In addressing these inconsistencies, this study investigates the way some mitigating factors may either augment…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Homosexuality, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Social Bias
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Gold, Sari D.; Dickstein, Benjamin D.; Marx, Brian P.; Lexington, Jennifer M. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2009
This study explored the relations among internalized homophobia (IH), experiential avoidance, and psychological symptom severity in a community sample of 72 lesbian sexual assault survivors. Results indicated that IH is associated with both experiential avoidance and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity. In addition, experiential…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Homosexuality, Psychological Patterns
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Pettijohn, Terry F., II; Walzer, Amy S. – College Student Journal, 2008
Students enrolled in Psychology of Prejudice and Introductory Psychology courses completed measures of racism, sexism, and attitudes toward homosexuals at the beginning and end of the term. We predicted that those who took part in the Psychology of Prejudice class would have significantly reduced prejudice as a result of the course experience. We…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Homosexuality, Psychology, Gender Bias
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Taulke-Johnson, Richard – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2008
This paper draws on a small-scale qualitative study of the lived experiences of gay male students in their final year of undergraduate study at a UK university. In contrast to the narratives almost universally reported in academic literature, anti-gay victimisation and harassment were not experienced or framed as dominant discourses in the stories…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Males, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality
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Kissau, Scott; Wierzalis, Edward – Modern Language Journal, 2008
Foreign and second language (L2) educators in English-speaking countries are concerned that male students are losing interest in studying French. A large-scale study was conducted to investigate gender differences in L2 motivation and participation among Grade 9 core French students in Canada. A mixed methodology was employed to investigate gender…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality
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McCormack, Orla; Gleeson, Jim – Gender and Education, 2010
The "Exploring Masculinities" (EM) programme was piloted in 22 Irish single-sex boys' post-primary schools during the late 1990s. Following objections from some influential journalists and an organisation representing parents whose sons attended Catholic secondary schools, the Minister for Education and Science put the planned…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Masculinity, Males
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Au, Wayne – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2021
We understand the terrors of this historical moment: rising white nationalism and white supremacist violence, xenophobia, homophobia, sharpening economic inequality, homelessness and underemployment, neoliberal assaults on workers and the environment, Islamophobia, attacks on immigrants, kids in cages. While schools are guilty of perpetuating some…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Justice, Violence, Social Bias
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