Dignity for all : safeguarding LGBT students
- DeWitt, Peter.
- Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2012.
- Physical description
- xiii, 117 p. ; 23 cm.
LC192.6 .D48 2012
- Unknown LC192.6 .D48 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-110) and index.
- Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. The Silent Minority Our School Experiences What It Means to Be Gay The Need for Role Models Harassment and Discrimination of LGBT Students Negative Stereotypes of LGBT Students Conclusion Action Steps Discussion Questions 2. Bullying of LGBT Students Where Bullying Behavior Begins Cyberbullying Setting the Tone in School Safeguarding and Supporting LGBT Students Conclusion Action Steps Discussion Questions 3. The Role of Schools The Impact Schools Can Have on LGBT Students Keeping Students Safe Teacher Biases Professional Development Parent Outreach Conclusion Action Steps Discussion Questions 4. Curriculum Matters Diverse Literature at an Age-Appropriate Level Supportive Learning Environments for LGBT Students Curriculum Elementary School Gender Differences and Character Education English Language Arts Social Studies Guest Speakers Who Address Bullying After-School Enrichment Conclusion Action Steps Discussion Questions 5. Gay-Straight Alliances Why Schools Should Offer a GSA The Parameters of Creating a GSA Events Held by a GSA Conclusion Action Steps Discussion Questions 6. Following Through: School Board Policies and Codes of Conduct Laws That Support School Decisions School Leaders Embracing the Sexual Diversity of Students A Shared Vision: Creating School Codes of Conduct Creating School Board Policies How Parents, Staff, and Students Can Help Conclusion Action Steps Discussion Questions Questions to Ponder 7. Important Stories From Higher Education Appendix: NASP Position Statement: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth References Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- All students deserve a safe, respectful school environment. Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgendered are susceptible to being harassed by their peers and are at high risk of dropping out of school. This book provides professional development ideas and strategies that will help educational leaders foster a more caring school culture not only for LGBT students, but for all students. Peter DeWitt provides specific strategies for school leaders that include: implementing a student code of conduct and school board policies to safeguard students; helping staff members recognize and respond to overt and covert LGBT issues; professional development guidelines to equip staff to intervene; ways to appropriate LGBT topics in the curriculum; and, supporting Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) in middle and high school settings. This practical and compassionate guide contains numerous cases and examples, proposed strategies and templates for codes of conduct (including the NY Code), book study questions, and links to pertinent articles, websites, and blogs for further information. "Dignity for All" helps inform educators of the issues and methods for building acceptance in a diverse world.
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- Publication date
- Peter DeWitt.
- A joint publication with the National Association of School Psychologists.
- Shortlisted for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Education 2012.
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