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Author Cianciotto, Jason.

Title LGBT youth in America's schools / Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill
Published Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (236 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Section 1. A comprehensive review of social science research on LGBT youth and their experiences in school. 1. "Outed" by his guidance counselor and forced to read aloud from the bible at school : a profile of Thomas McLaughlin -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth : a critical population: From isolation to activism : a profile of Louie Garay ; Judge rules that school must allow transgender youth to express her gender identity while attending school : a profile of "Pat Doe" -- 2. A grave picture of harassment and violence in schools: "You're so gay" : a profile of Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover ; Gay student sues schools and wins $900K settlement : a profile of Jamie Nabozny
Section 2. A comprehensive review of school-based practices and federal, state, and local laws and policies that affect LGBT students. 3. Federal, state, and local policy interventions: School held liable for failing to protect students from harassment : a profile of Alana Flores -- 4. School-based programs and practices: GSA in Utah fights for its right to meet at school : a profile of Kelli Peterson ; From group home to Harvey Milk High : a profile of Luis A. -- 5. The No Child Left Behind Act and LGBT students: Lesbian youth takes control of her life with the help of the Harvey Milk High School : a profile of Tenaja Jordan -- 6. Sex education, abstinence-only programs, and HIV prevention: Lesbian youth killed in Newark: a profile of Sakia Gunn
Section 3. A research agenda to guide and inform future policy. 7. Political and methodological issues affecting research on LGBT youth: Murdered in the classroom : a profile of Lawrence King -- 8. The need for research on understudied LGBT populations: A cry for help on deaf ears : a profile of Jayron Martin ; More than just the gay football team captain : a profile of Corey Johnson -- 9. Conclusion and policy recommendations : making it better for LGBT students
Summary "Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill, experts on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender public policy advocacy, combine an accessible review of social science research with analyses of school practices and local, state, and federal laws that affect LGBT students. In addition, portraits of LGBT youth and their experiences with discrimination at school bring human faces to the issues the authors discuss. This is a ... guide for teachers, school administrators, guidance counselors, and social workers interacting with students on a daily basis; school board members and officials determining school policy; nonprofit advocates and providers of social services to youth; and academic scholars, graduate students, and researchers training the next generation of school administrators and informing future policy and practice"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sexual minority students -- United States.
Sexual minority students -- Government policy -- United States
Lesbian students -- United States
Gay students -- United States
Bisexual students -- United States
Transgender students -- United States
Sexual minority youth -- Education -- United States
Homophobia in schools -- United States
Transphobia in schools -- United States
Discrimination in education -- United States
Sexual minorities in education -- Law and legislation -- United States
Transgender youth -- Education -- United States
Sexual minorities -- Education
Homosexuality and education -- United States
EDUCATION -- Students & Student Life.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gay Studies.
Bisexual students
Gay students
Homosexuality and education
Lesbian students
Sexual minorities -- Education
LGBTQ+ youth.
Anti-LGBTQ+ violence.
LGBTQ+ survivors of bullying.
Sexual minorities.
United States
Genre/Form dissertations.
Academic theses
Academic theses.
Thèses et écrits académiques.
Form Electronic book
Author Cahill, Sean (Sean Robert)
ISBN 0472028324