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Beyond diversity day : a Q & A on gay and lesbian issues in schools
Lipkin, Arthur.
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Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2004]

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xxiv, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Homophobia and heterosexism -- Homosexualities -- Counseling GLBT students and their families -- Gay teachers and gay families -- Effective school reforms -- Progress and resistance -- Changing the curriculum.
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LC192.6 .L56 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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An ordinary man's account of an extraordinary sport--marathon running

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Author Notes

Arthur Lipkin, an associate editor of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, is a former instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He directed the Safe Colleges Program of the Massachusetts Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth and taught in the Cambridge Public Schools for twenty years. He is also the author of Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools (1999).

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Library Journal Review

Lipkin (associate editor, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education; Harvard Graduate Sch. of Education) has written a highly informative guide in Q&A format that provides advice to educators on working with sexual-minority youth and improving the learning climate of schools. The chapters are arranged logically to guide the reader from thinking about homophobia to making effective changes in the curriculum. Each chapter includes related and informative quotes from news and academic media that illustrate a point or provide food for thought. Also included are several rich appendixes with information on such topics as safe havens, inclusive tolerance curricula, a checklist of what one teacher can do, and resources for GLBT youth, their families, and gay families and on Gay/Straight Alliances. The book itself is highly readable, while the appendixes and promised index make it a handy reference worth keeping long after reading it cover to cover. Middle-school through college educators, parents, students, and school board members will all find this valuable. Recommended for all libraries and education collections.-Mark Alan Williams, Library of Congress (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Chapter 1 Homophobia and Heterosexismp. 1
Chapter 2 Homosexualitiesp. 15
Chapter 3 Counseling GLBT Students and Their Familiesp. 43
Chapter 4 Gay Teachers and Gay Familiesp. 91
Chapter 5 Effective School Reformsp. 117
Chapter 6 Progress and Resistancep. 157
Chapter 7 Changing the Curriculump. 195
Appendicesp. 227
Indexp. 251
About the Authorp. 261