Exploring the Role of LGBTQ Issues in the Classrooms of California Schools

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Title:
Exploring the Role of LGBTQ Issues in the Classrooms of California Schools
Author:
Roy, Marie Frances
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The harassment of sexual minority students in school has recently become a topic of interest to researchers interested in issues of school safety. The Preventing School Harassment (PSH) survey, which specifically addresses harassment based on sexual orientation, is an important part of this line of inquiry. The present analysis is based on a free-response question included in the 2008 version of the PSH survey, which addressed students' experiences with the inclusion of sexual minority issues in the classroom. Students' responses were analyzed to identify the major themes in both the content and context of what students learned in school about these issues. Whereas one-quarter of respondents indicated they learned nothing about sexual minority issues in school, the majority of students who learned about these issues reported learning about ideals of acceptance and equality. Respondents reported learning about LGBTQ issues most often outside of the classroom, and most commonly from personal experiences or from members of student clubs. These results provide insight into how students learn about these issues in school, and may inform future research into methods of increasing students' feelings of safety at school.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleExploring the Role of LGBTQ Issues in the Classrooms of California Schoolsen_US
dc.creatorRoy, Marie Francesen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Marie Francesen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe harassment of sexual minority students in school has recently become a topic of interest to researchers interested in issues of school safety. The Preventing School Harassment (PSH) survey, which specifically addresses harassment based on sexual orientation, is an important part of this line of inquiry. The present analysis is based on a free-response question included in the 2008 version of the PSH survey, which addressed students' experiences with the inclusion of sexual minority issues in the classroom. Students' responses were analyzed to identify the major themes in both the content and context of what students learned in school about these issues. Whereas one-quarter of respondents indicated they learned nothing about sexual minority issues in school, the majority of students who learned about these issues reported learning about ideals of acceptance and equality. Respondents reported learning about LGBTQ issues most often outside of the classroom, and most commonly from personal experiences or from members of student clubs. These results provide insight into how students learn about these issues in school, and may inform future research into methods of increasing students' feelings of safety at school.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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