The Gay Teen: Educational Practice and Theory for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents

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Gerald Unks
Psychology Press, 1995 - Education - 250 pages
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Written by and for gay and straight educators, The Gay Teen explores gay student adolescence from discursive, practical and theoretical perspectives. The volume introduces and sensitizes educators to the complexities of gay identity and sets forth some of the isses facing gay youth in high schools. Contributors survey "gay-friendly" curricula in a number of subject areas, including literature, sex education, sports and social studies. Vital teaching strategies, intervention techniques and staff training recommendations form an integral part of the analyses and are designed to help teachers and counsellors better address the academic and psychological needs of gay students and redress homophobia in the school setting. The Gay Teen also showcases the pioneering safe spaces that educators have created for students--gay as well as straight--who are struggling to forge sexual identities during the tough years of adolescence.
  

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Technically I only read a third of it since it was for a group project, but it's a collection of essays regarding the issues homosexual teens deal with. It was well written and pretty informative ... Read full review

Contents

THE CAY TEENAGER
3
Breaking the Silence
13
EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE AND LESBIAN GAY
29
Homophobia in Sport
53
Gay Teens in Literature
67
Making Our Schools Safe for Sissies
79
Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Teens
85
Who Gets Called Queer in School?
95
BlackGay or GayBlack? 735
135
AfricanAmerican Gay Youth
159
The Politics of Adolescent Sexual Identity
189
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SAFE SPACES FOR LESBIAN
201
GayStraight Alliances 277
211
OutRight
225
Selected Resources
233
Contributors
239

Moral Panic Schooling and Gay Identity
105
Invisible No More
125

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Gerald Unks is Professor in the Department of Social Foundations, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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