Sexualities and gender in the classroom : changing teacher practice

Ollis, Debbie 2009, Sexualities and gender in the classroom : changing teacher practice, Lambert Academic Publishing, Koln, Germany.

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Title Sexualities and gender in the classroom : changing teacher practice
Author(s) Ollis, DebbieORCID iD for Ollis, Debbie
Publication date 2009
Total pages 224
Publisher Lambert Academic Publishing
Place of Publication Koln, Germany
Summary Despite significant changes in policy and practice, same-sex attracted young people in Australian schools continue to experience high levels of abuse and violence.  The majority of schools are at worst openly homophobic and at least neglectful.  There is a reluctance by health education teachers to recognise and affirm gender and sexual diversity.  This book examines the challenging process teachers go through as they gain the skills needed to be more inclusive in their teaching.  In the context of anew professional learning program, the journey of 14 diverse, yet characteristic, health education teachers is documented and analysed.  The study concludes that whilst there is a range ofpersonal and structural barriers inhibiting change, teachers were nabled to implement many aspects of their professional learning through supported risk-taking.  The findings and analysis will be of itnerst to academics and professionals in health and sexuality education and to those working in health and sexuality education more broadly.
ISBN 3838310160
Language eng
Field of Research 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio Economic Objective 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
HERDC Research category A2 Authored - other
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