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Author DeWitt, Peter M.
Title Dignity for all : safeguarding LGBT students / Peter DeWitt.
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2012.
Book Cover

 Floor3  LC192.6 .D48 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 117 p. ; 23 cm.
Note A joint publication with the National Association of School Psychologists.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The Silent Minority ; Our School Experiences ; What It Means to Be Gay ; The Need for Role Models ; Harassment and Discrimination of LGBT Students ; Negative Stereotypes of LGBT Students -- 2. Bullying of LGBT Students ; Where Bullying Behavior Begins ; Cyberbullying ; Setting the Tone in School ; Safeguarding and Supporting LGBT Students -- 3. The Role of Schools ; The Impact Schools Can Have on LGBT Students ; Keeping Students Safe ; Teacher Biases ; Professional Development ; Parent Outreach -- 4. Curriculum Matters ; Diverse Literature at an Age-Appropriate Level ; Supportive Learning Environments for LGBT Students ; Curriculum ; Elementary School Gender Differences and Character Education ; English Language Arts ; Social Studies ; Guest Speakers Who Address Bullying ; After-School Enrichment -- 5. Gay-Straight Alliances ; Why Schools Should Offer a GSA ; The Parameters of Creating a GSA ; Events Held by a GSA -- 6. Following Through: School Board Policies and Codes of Conduct ; Laws That Support School Decisions ; School Leaders Embracing the Sexual Diversity of Students ; A Shared Vision: Creating School Codes of Conduct ; Creating School Board Policies ; How Parents, Staff, and Students Can Help.
Summary Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered are susceptible to harassment from peers and are at high risk of dropping out of school. This book provides professional development ideas and real-life vignettes that will help educational leaders foster a more caring school culture not only for LGBT students, but for all students. Peter DeWitt presents specific strategies for school leaders that include.
Subject Homosexuality and education -- United States.
Lesbian students -- United States.
Gay students -- United States.
Bisexual students -- United States.
Transgender youth -- Education -- United States.
Schools -- United States -- Safety measures -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Related Names National Association of School Psychologists.
ISBN 9781452205908 (pbk.)
1452205906 (pbk.)
OCLC number 757489066