Gay Parents/Straight Schools: Building Communication and Trust

Gay Parents/Straight Schools: Building Communication and Trust

The book examines the realities that LGBTQ parents and their children experience within the educational system.

Author: Virginia Casper PhD, Steven B. Schultz Source: Teacher Origin Country: United States Publish Date: 1999 Publication City: New York, NY Languages: .Resource Type: .Resource Topics: .Target Audiences: , , , , . Last Modified: 2017-11-02

Gay Parents/Straight Schools openly addresses the specific educational realities and needs of lesbian- and gay-headed families. It explores why gayness is perceived as such a threat, especially to the education of young children, when it has such potential to enrich the worldviews of both children and adults. Based on research that includes perspectives from all those involved, this pioneering book delves into such issues as • communication between lesbian and gay parents and school staff • homophobia at school and at home • gender and gender role and the different understandings about role models •curriculum planning that invites lesbian and gay parents into the school environment • connecting children’s family experiences with school experiences. Featuring many direct quotes from children, teachers, administrators, and parents, this timely volume provides solid information, wise insights, and useful strategies to ensure the best education for all our children.

240 pages
$19.95 paper
ISBN: 0807738247