Dignity for All Safeguarding LGBT Students

ISBN-10: 1452205906
ISBN-13: 9781452205908
Edition: 2012
Authors: Peter M. DeWitt
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Description: This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the topic of safeguarding sexually diverse students. The author explains why this group of students has been marginalized, the need for safeguards, and why this group is at high risk of dropping out of  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the topic of safeguarding sexually diverse students. The author explains why this group of students has been marginalized, the need for safeguards, and why this group is at high risk of dropping out of school.This text also describes the history behind the stereotypes of the GLBT community and how harmful they can be for this student population. Included is practical information that administrators and staff can use in their daily practice, such as how to:Implement curriculum and offer professional development ideas to administrators to help staff feel more empowered to help GLBT studentsEstablish student codes of conduct and school board policiesFollow through on those policies

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
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
Bullying of LGBT Students
Where Bullying Behavior Begins
Cyberbullying
Setting the Tone in School
Safeguarding and Supporting LGBT Students
Conclusion
Action Steps
Discussion Questions
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
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
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
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
Important Stories From Higher Education
Appendix: NASP Position Statement: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth
References
Index

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