Understanding Homosexuality / Edition 1

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A comprehensive book that explores the issues surrounding homosexuality and education and advises a course of action to promote tolerance and provide equal opportunity for homosexual students.
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Addresses issues surrounding gay and lesbian awareness in education, communication between schools and gay and lesbian students and their families, integration of gay and lesbian families into the school community, and inclusion of gay and lesbian curricula in a range of disciplines. Overviews theories of homosexuality and historical milestones, then discusses psychological and counseling issues, and gay and lesbian teachers. Includes a model for school change. For teachers, administrators, counselors, and policymakers. The author is an instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and founder of the Gay and Lesbian School Issues Project. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813325354
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 524
  • Product dimensions: 1.17 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Lipkin, Ed.D., is an instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and founder of the Gay and Lesbian School Issues Project. He is currently directing the Safe Colleges Program of the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth and previously headed the Massachusetts Department of Education’s Project for the Integration of Gay and Lesbian Youth Issues in School Personnel Certification Programs.
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Table of Contents

1 Overview of the Problem 1
2 The Theories of Homosexuality 14
3 Etiology 33
4 Homophobia and Heterosexism 45
5 American History 65
6 Identity Formation 99
7 Multiple Identities 117
8 Counseling Issues 141
9 Gay and Lesbian Teachers 194
10 Gay and Lesbian Families 218
11 School Change 230
12 The Massachusetts Model 263
13 Reform and Opposition 288
14 Curriculum 327
Notes 369
Index 485
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2001

    This Book Could Reduce Teen Murder, Suicide, and Misery

      This book is a must read for everyone concerned with the issues of gay youths in our families, schools and communities. It is very well researched and documented, with hundreds of footnotes and references, by a person who is three ways qualified: he is gay, he was a public high school teacher for 20 years, and he has been a scholar at Harvard for several years. Despite being scholarly, it is highly readable, with many quotations and examples. I especially appreciate its quiet, thoughtful, judicious tone even though it is about a highly emotional and controversial set of issues. Lipkin's book should be read by all gay young people and their parents, by friends and neighbors, and by teachers and administrators and others who set policy for and provide guidance for our young people, both gay and straight. If enough people read it, it could lead to less teen suicide and murder, and to a reduction in gay bashing incidents and personal misery. Buy it, read it, and then tell your friends and your school personnel.

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