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Author DeWitt, Peter
Title Dignity for all [ebook] : safeguarding LGBT students / Peter DeWitt
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, [2012]
Copyright ©2012
Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 117 pages)
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Note A joint publication with the National Association of School Psychologists
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 1. 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 -- 2. Bullying of LGBT Students ; Where Bullying Behavior Begins ; Cyberbullying ; Setting the Tone in School ; Safeguarding and Supporting LGBT Students -- 3. The Role of Schools ; The Impact Schools Can Have on LGBT Students ; Keeping Students Safe ; Teacher Biases ; Professional Development ; Parent Outreach -- 4. 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 -- 5. Gay-Straight Alliances ; Why Schools Should Offer a GSA ; The Parameters of Creating a GSA ; Events Held by a GSA -- 6. 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
Summary Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered are susceptible to harassment from peers and are at high risk of dropping out of school. This book provides professional development ideas and real-life vignettes that will help educational leaders foster a more caring school culture not only for LGBT students, but for all students. Peter DeWitt presents specific strategies for school leaders that include
Implementing a student code of conduct and school board policies to safeguard students
Helping staff members recognize and respond to overt and covert LGBT issues
Professional development guidelines to equip staff to intervene
Ways to include appropriate LGBT topics in the curriculum
Supporting Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) in middle and high school settings
This practical and compassionate guide contains numerous cases and examples, proposed strategies and templates for codes of conduct (including the NY Code), book study questions, and references to articles, websites, and blogs for further information. Dignity for All helps inform educators of the issues and methods for building acceptance in a diverse world
Note Description based on print version record
Subject Homosexuality and education -- United States
Lesbian students -- United States
Gay students -- United States
Bisexual students -- United States
Transgender youth -- Education -- United States
Schools -- United States -- Safety measures -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author National Association of School Psychologists
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781452274300 (electronic bk.)
1452274304 (electronic bk.)
9781452284002 (electronic bk.)
1452284008 (electronic bk.)

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