Safety in our schools > strategies for responding to homophobia

Submitted by admin on Thursday, 1 March 2007 - 3:17am.

Australian research about young people has found that schools can be very unsafe for students who are, or perceived to be, gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Research has also found that many teachers are reluctant to address issues to do with homosexuality, especially in relation to students.

Like the rest of the community, school staff have a range of beliefs and concerns about homosexuality. Unlike the rest of the community, teachers work with many young people from diverse backgrounds representing different values, religious beliefs, and family expectations.

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Author: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)
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