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  1. Fashioning sexual selves: examining the care of the self in urban adolescent sexuality and gender discourses

    This paper presents data from a qualitative study of urban high school students that asked students to reflect on the experiences of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning peers. The focus group participants wrote letters to an imaginary new student at their school, discussed what they see and hear in their schools, and kept journals recording a week's worth of observations. …

  2. The 2009 national school climate survey: the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in our nation's schools

    In our 2009 survey, we examine the experiences of LGBT students with regard to indicators of negative school climate: hearing biased remarks, including homophobic remarks, in school; feeling unsafe in school because of personal characteristics, such as sexual orientation, gender expression, or race/ethnicity; missing classes or days of school because of safety reasons; and experiences of harassment and assault in school. We also examine the possible negative effects of a hostile school climate on LGBT students' academic achievement, educational aspirations, and psychological well-being. …

  3. Harsh realities: the experiences of transgender youth in our nation's schools

    Our 2007 National School Climate Survey report provided information about transgender students' experiences of in-school victimization. The purpose of this report is to expand upon these findings by providing a broader picture of transgender students' school experiences nationwide, both in comparison to and independent of their non-transgender lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) peers. …

  4. From silence to safety and beyond: historical trends in addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues in K-12 schools

    The purpose of this article is to provide an historical overview of changing perspectives in education practice and literature on addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) issues in public K-12 schools. This article describes how the presentation and analysis of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in the past 80 years have evolved into one of the primary points of contention in the battle over what values related to sexuality and gender schools should reflect. …

  5. Bullying and homophobia in Canadian schools: the politics of policies, programs, and educational leadership

    During the past ten years, attention on bullying has intensified among educators, parents, journalists, and educational researchers in the wake of high-profile incidents of bullying in some Canadian schools. Safe schools policies and programs have proliferated as a result. However, the issue of homophobia - a pervasive form of bullying - tends to be absent from public discussion, anti-bullying programs, and so-called safe schools policies. This essay explores the politics of bullying and of related policies and programs. …

  6. Bullying in schools towards sexual minority youth

    Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex (GLBTQI) youth, and those perceived to be GLBTQI, face extensive verbal and physical bullying in schools. Although increasing attention has been made at examining the safety concerns of sexual minority (GLBTQI) youth, there remain important gaps in the literature as well as significant sampling limitations. …

  7. Escola que Protege: enfrentando a violência contra crianças e adolescentes

    Esta publicación está dirigida a educadores y entrega información sobre las diferentes formas de violencia a las que están expuestos niños y adolescentes, apuntando a tomar acciones prácticas de respuesta a estas situaciones. Se basa en la noción que el conocimiento y el diálogo fortalecerá como grupo social capaz de combatir la violencia con cuidado y protección integrales. En el primer capítulo, se muestra una breve retrospectiva sobre los riesgos y vulnerabilidades que enfrentan niños y adolescentes. …

  8. Juventudes: outros olhares sobre a diversidade

    Este livro faz parte do primeiro movimento para tornar públicas as análises dos dados da pesquisa Juventude, Juventudes: o que une e o que separa, realizada pela Unesco, no ano de 2004, trabalho que inaugurou, no Brasil, a incorporação da faixa etária de 25 a 29 anos nos estudos sobre a juventude.

  9. Zero tolerance: stop the violence against women and children, stop HIV/AIDS

    This document describes a framework for a comprehensive response to violence against women and children, including the resources that would be needed, political and financial, for full implementation. It suggests taking into account the following pillars: 1. Political commitment and resource mobilization, 2. Legal and judicial reform, 3. Health sector reform, 4. Education sector reform, 5. Community mobilization for zero tolerance, 6. Mass marketing for social change.

  10. EFAIDS: Advocating for HIV and AIDS education and EFA goals through teachers' unions. The Guyana case. Challenges and successes of the implementation of the EFAIDS school-based HIV and AIDS education programme in Guyana

    During a research period of two months in Guyana, the EFAIDS programme was evaluated looking at its effects in a broader social context. In this study data was collected through semi-structured interviews and participatory observations during EFAIDS training workshops. In total 63 peoplewere interviewed of whom 50 were teachers and 17 were experts in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention and education. EFAIDS trained teachers were asked if they had organised any activities in their schools as a result of the programme. …

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