Incorporating Issues of Sexual Orientation in the Classroom: Challenges and Solutions

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anne C. Fletcher, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Family studies faculty have an opportunity and a responsibility to address issues related to the development and family lives of sexual minority individuals in graduate and undergraduate courses, This article identifies and discusses 6 challenges involving the incorporation of sexual orientation issues into the classroom: lack of student exposure to accurate information about sexual orientation, selecting a lecture topic, attitudes of intolerance among students, avoiding generalizations, making the topic of sexual orientation relevant to the lives of students, and instructor comfort level concerning the topic of sexual orientation.

Additional Information

Publication
Family Relations, 50, 34-40.
Language: English
Date: 2001
Keywords
Adolescent, Teenager, Gay, Homosexual, Gender queer, Lesbian, Transgendered, Education, Instruction, Classroom, LGBT