Teaching About Sexual Diversity
- Paperback / softback, 207 pages, 234 mm x 156 mm
- 1 Sep 2007
- Trentham Books Ltd
Lutz Van Dijk
Barry Van Driel
CONTENTS: Foreword; Introduction; About the authors; Part 1: Challenging homophobia in primary and secondary schools; 1. Starting global collaboration in education about sexual diversity; 2. Deconstructing heteronormativity in primary schools in England: Cultural approaches to a cultural phenomenon; 3. Confronting homophobic attitudes among traditional Muslim youth in Europe; 4. Dealing with diversity in education and counselling: Lesbians and gays in German schools; Part 2: Beyond schools: From support groups to constitutional rights to university settings; 5. Educating about sexual and affective diversity in Spain: The challenge of turning legal equality into actual equality; 6. Confronting homophobia in UK schools: Taking a back seat to multicultural and antiracist education; 7. The only country on the continent: Realising constitutional rights in South African schools; 8. Challenging homophobia in conservative Canada: Forming Alberta's first Gay/Straight Alliance; 9. Governing bodies in Texas: Talking about LGBT issues in the Christian heterosexual matrix; 10. The challenge of the white male heterosexual: Dealing with resistance to queer studies in the ethnic studies classroom; 11. Surviving under pressure: Working for 'Days of Tolerance' in Poland; Part 3: Examples of best research practice; References; Educational support websites; Index.
'A most inspiring collection of international experiences on how to overcome homophobia in educational practice but demonstrating also how schools and universities can become kind and respectful learning environments.'