Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)
Better managing homophobia
Schools can be dangerous places for same-sex attracted youth, with bullying and homophobia still common. A 2005 survey by La Trobe University provided startling evidence to support the need for greater intervention in schools, with verbal and physical abuse still rife. La Trobe University is about to launch its third national survey on same-sex attracted youth, with more questions this year on education and school experiences, in an effort to investigate the effect of recent national goals and policies in this area. The new survey will map how policy changes empower teachers to manage homophobia. [Author abstract, ed]
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