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Dignity for all : safeguarding LGBT students

Author: Peter M DeWitt; National Association of School Psychologists.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M DeWitt; National Association of School Psychologists.
ISBN: 9781452205908 1452205906
OCLC Number: 757489066
Notes: A joint publication with the National Association of School Psychologists.
Awards: Short-listed for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Education 2012
Description: xiii, 117 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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 --
7. Important Stories from Higher Education --
Appendix: NASP Position Statement.
Responsibility: Peter DeWitt.

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"This book is a valuable resource guide for schools considering a course of action. It is recommended for all high schools seeking progressive change." -- Kevin Beach * VOYA, August 2012 * "Dignity Read more...

 
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