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ERIC Number: EJ1204317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Addressing the Issue of Sexual Orientation in the Classroom -- Attitudes of Israeli Education Students
Glikman, Anya; Elkayam, Tal Shemer
Journal of LGBT Youth, v16 n1 p38-61 2019
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pupils continue to experience alienation and opposition in the school environment. The current study explored the willingness of education students to address the issue of sexual orientation with K-12 pupils. Findings reveal that participants were willing to address the issue of sexual orientation at various levels within the K-12 system, to varying extents, and in different ways. Moreover, education students strongly believed that teachers should oppose and prevent homophobic behavior in school. Notwithstanding this general attitude, participants reported insufficient knowledge to provide the type of assistance needed by pupils negotiating the issue of sexual orientation. This gap between the willingness to act and lack of knowledge highlights the need to ensure that teachers adapt the already existing educational programs, and to develop new ways to create LGBT-inclusive education in their schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel