Challenging Homophobia: Teaching about Sexual Diversity

Challenging Homophobia: Teaching about Sexual Diversity


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781858564135
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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

Foreword—Desmond Mpilo Tutu; Introduction—Lutz 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 Diversity—Peter Dankmeijer; 2) Deconstructing Heteronormativity in Primary Schools in England: Cultural Approaches to a Cultural Phenomenon—Renée DePalma and Mark Jennett; 3) Confronting Homophobia Attitudes Among Traditional Muslim Youth in Europe—Barry van Driel; 4) Dealing with Diversity in Education and Counselling: Lesbians and Gays in German Schools—Stefan 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 Equality—Jesús Generelo; 6) Confronting Homophobia in UK Schools: Taking a Back Seat to Multicultural and Antiracist Education—Debbie Epstein, Roger Hewitt, Diana Leonard; Melanie Mauthner and Chris Watkins; 7) The Only Country on the Continent: Realising Constitutional Rights in South African Schools—Dawn Betteridge and Lutz van Dijk; 8) Challenging Homophobia in Conservative Canada: Forming Alberta’s First Gay/Straight Alliance—Darren E. Lund; 9) Governing Bodies in Texas: Talking About LGBT Issues in the Christian Heterosexual Matrix—Michele Kahn; 10) The Challenge of the White Male Heterosexual: Dealing With Resistance to Queer Studies in the Ethnic Studies Classroom—Melinda L. De Jesús; 11) Surviving “Under Pressure: Working for ‘Days of Tolerance’ in Poland—Krzysztof Zablocki; PART 3: EXAMPLES OF BEST PRACTICE; References; Educational Support Websites; Index.

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