Addressing Heterosexism and Homophobia in Elementary School

In EDUC 407 – Diversity in Learning, we have been discussing how to make our classrooms a safe and caring place for LGBT youth.  I was interested in exploring how we should address the topic of heterosexism and homophobia in elementary school.  Until now, I had always assumed that this was an issue left mainly for junior or senior high teachers to tackle; however, exploring the issue in class and listening to a number of guest speakers talk on the issue, I now believe that all teachers should be comfortable discussing this issue in school.

Attached is a paper that I wrote for EDUC 407 that explores this issue further.

Assignment 1 – EDUC 407

I also found a few good resources geared towards elementary school students that you might find useful:


About Barb English

I am a curious soul and lifelong learner who is currently employed as a teacher in a Special Education classroom with the Calgary Board of Education.
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