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Hand, Michael – Theory and Research in Education, 2007
Philosophers of education disagree on how the question of the moral status of homosexual acts should be tackled in the classroom. Some argue that the question should be taught as a controversial issue, that we should present rival moral positions as even-handedly as possible; others maintain that we should actively promote the view that homosexual…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Homosexuality, Moral Values
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Avery, Patricia G. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2002
Key concepts in political socialization, tolerance, groups, rights and responsibilities can be used to understand the way in which young people struggle with sexual identity issues. Educators may promote greater tolerance for homosexuality among heterosexuals by situating sexual identity issues within a broader discussion of democratic principles.…
Descriptors: Political Socialization, Democracy, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity