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Coming Out of the Classroom Closet: Gay and Lesbian Students, Teachers and Curricula.

Harbeck, Karen M., Ed.

Abstract: This book presents a collection of 10 research reports and essays on homosexuality and education. After an introduction by Karen M. Harbeck, chapters include: (1) "Addressing the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth: The Origins of PROJECT 10 and School-Based Intervention" (Virginia Uribe and Karen M. Harbeck); (2) "Educators, Homosexuality, and Homosexual Students: Are Personal Feelings Related to Professional Beliefs?" (James T. Sears); (3) "Liberal Attitudes and Homophobic Acts: The Paradoxes of Homosexual Experience in a Liberal Institution" (William P. Norris); (4) "Gay and Lesbian Educators: Past History/Future Prospects" (Karen M. Harbeck); (5) "Living in Two Worlds: The Identity Management Strategies Used by Lesbian Physical Educators" (Sherry E. Woods and Karen M. Harbeck); (6) "From Hiding Out to Coming Out: Empowering Lesbian and Gay Educators" (Pat Griffin); (7) "Images of Gays and Lesbians in Sexuality and Health Textbooks" (Mariamne H. Whatley); (8) "Teaching Lesbian/Gay Development: From Oppression to Exceptionality" (Anthony R. D'Augelli); (9) "Educating Mental Health Professionals About Gay and Lesbian Issues" (Bianca Cody Murphy); and (10) "HIV Education for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth: Personal Risk, Personal Power, and the Community of Conscience" (Kevin Cranston). (Individual chapters contain references.) (PB)

Title: Coming Out of the Classroom Closet: Gay and Lesbian Students, Teachers and Curricula.
Author: Harbeck, Karen M., Ed.
ISBN: 1-56023-013-4
Note: 271p.
Publication Year: 1992
Document Type: Collection (020); Book (010); Position Paper (120)
Target Audience: Practitioners and Policymakers
ERIC Identifier: ED397002
Clearinghouse Identifier: SP036678
Available from: Harrington Park Press, 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580.
This document is NOT available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS).

Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Elementary School Students; Elementary School Teachers; Elementary Secondary Education; * Homophobia; * Homosexuality; Individual Development; Lesbianism; * Minority Group Children; * Minority Group Teachers; Secondary School Students; Secondary School Teachers; Social Bias; Student Characteristics; Student Rights; Teacher Attitudes; Teacher Characteristics

Identifiers: Bisexuality; Diversity Concept; *Homosexual Teachers

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