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Challenging Lesbian and Gay Inequalities in Education. Gender and Education Series.

Epstein, Debbie, Ed.

Abstract: Educators in Britain have tended to ignore lesbian and gay issues, creating a gap that this book addresses by discussing the complex debates about sexuality and schooling. Contributors to this collection tell stories of distress and victimization and of achievement and support in the following: (1) "Introduction: Lesbian and Gay Equality in Education--Problems and Possibilities" (Debbie Epstein); (2) "So the Theory Was Fine" (Alistair, Dave, Rachel, and Teresa); (3) "Growing Up Lesbian: The Role of the School" (Marigold Rogers); (4) "A Burden of Aloneness" (Kola); (5) "Are You a Lesbian, Miss?" (Susan A. L. Sanders and Helena Burke); (6) "Victim of a Victimless Crime: Ritual and Resistance" (Roy Bartell); (7) "Black in the Closet" (Akanke); (8) "Lesbian and Gay Equality within a Whole School Policy" (Debbie Epstein); (9) "Lesbian and Gay Issues in the Curriculum" (Paul Patrick and Susan A. L. Sanders); (10) "Shifting Ground: Rethinking Sexuality Education" (Peter Redman); (11) "(In)visibility: Sexuality, Race and Masculinity in the School Context" (Mairtin Mac An Ghaill); (12) "Coming Out in the National Union of Teachers" (Gillian Spraggs); and (13) "On the Straight and Narrow: The Heterosexual Presumption, Homophobias and Schools" (Debbie Epstein and Richard Johnson). References follow the chapters. (Contains three figures.) (SLD)

Title: Challenging Lesbian and Gay Inequalities in Education. Gender and Education Series.
Author: Epstein, Debbie, Ed.
ISBN: 0-335-19130-4
Note: 253p.
Publication Year: 1994
Document Type: Book (010); Collection (020); Evaluative Report (142)
Target Audience: Teachers and Practitioners
ERIC Identifier: ED398296
Clearinghouse Identifier: UD031103
Available from: Open University Press, Celtic Court, 22 Ballmoor, Buckingham, MK18 1KW, England, United Kingdom ($27.50); Open University Press, 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007.
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Descriptors: Academic Achievement; Elementary Secondary Education; * Equal Education; Foreign Countries; * Homophobia; * Homosexuality; Minority Groups; Peer Acceptance; Peer Relationship; * Self Esteem; Sex Education; * Social Discrimination; Social Support Groups; * Student Attitudes

Identifiers: *Bisexuality; Homosexual Teachers; United Kingdom

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