* With a Foreword by Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate and Archbishop emeritus* Valuable combination of psychological insights and practical suggestions for better educational practiceChallenging Homophobia brings together accounts of how educators in various national and cultural contexts are dealing with prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and sometimes overt violence against sexual minoritiesparticularly lesbian and gay youth and adults. The contributors emphasize the importance of changing the prejudicial attitudes of people who believe that their homophobic views on sexuality are morally superior. The book provides a valuable combination of reflections on the underlying psychological and social processes and suggestions for better educational practice, including tested lesson plans and inspiring resources for challenging the social ill of homophobia. With its insights into the effective and creative methods developed in nine different countries to address homophobia, this book is essential for educators, students, and administrators.The contributors are: Lutz van Dijk (South Africa); Barry van Driel (Belgium); Elisabeth Atkinson and Renee DePalma; Debbie Epstein and Sarah O’Flynn (UK); Dawn Betteridge, Lutz van Dijk (South Africa); Peter Dankmeijer (The Netherlands); Melinda L. de Jesus and Michele Kahn (US); Darren Lund (Canada); Stefan Timmermanns (Germany); Krzysztof Zablocki (Poland).
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About the Author
Lutz van Dijk is a co-founder and executive co-director of Homes for Kids in South Africa, a non-profit organization caring for children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS.
Barry Van Driel is the Secretary General of the International Association for Intercultural Education and Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Intercultural Education. He is also employed as a curriculum developer and teacher trainer at the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. He lives, alternately, in the Netherlands and the United States. He is presently implementing multiple projects in the USA and Europe that focus on prejudice reduction, education in a multicultural society and human rights education.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Table of Contents
ForewordDesmond Mpilo Tutu; IntroductionLutz van Dijk and Barry van Driel; About the Authors; PART I: CHALLENGING HOMOPHOBIA IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS: 1) Starting Global Collaboration in Education About Sexual DiversityPeter Dankmeijer; 2) Deconstructing Heteronormativity in Primary Schools in England: Cultural Approaches to a Cultural PhenomenonRenée DePalma and Mark Jennett; 3) Confronting Homophobia Attitudes Among Traditional Muslim Youth in EuropeBarry van Driel; 4) Dealing with Diversity in Education and Counselling: Lesbians and Gays in German SchoolsStefan Timmermanns; PART 2 BEYOND SCHOOLS: FROM SUPPORT GROUPS TO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO UNIVERSITY SETTINGS: 5) Educating About Sexual and Affective Diversity in Spain: The Challenge of Turning Legal Equality into Actual EqualityJesús Generelo; 6) Confronting Homophobia in UK Schools: Taking a Back Seat to Multicultural and Antiracist EducationDebbie Epstein, Roger Hewitt, Diana Leonard; Melanie Mauthner and Chris Watkins; 7) The Only Country on the Continent: Realising Constitutional Rights in South African SchoolsDawn Betteridge and Lutz van Dijk; 8) Challenging Homophobia in Conservative Canada: Forming Alberta’s First Gay/Straight AllianceDarren E. Lund; 9) Governing Bodies in Texas: Talking About LGBT Issues in the Christian Heterosexual MatrixMichele Kahn; 10) The Challenge of the White Male Heterosexual: Dealing With Resistance to Queer Studies in the Ethnic Studies ClassroomMelinda L. De Jesús; 11) Surviving “Under Pressure: Working for ‘Days of Tolerance’ in PolandKrzysztof Zablocki; PART 3: EXAMPLES OF BEST PRACTICE; References; Educational Support Websites; Index.