Beyond Diversity Day: A Q&A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in Schools by Arthur LipkinBeyond Diversity Day: A Q&A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in Schools by Arthur Lipkin

Beyond Diversity Day: A Q&A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in Schools

byArthur Lipkin

Paperback | November 11, 2003

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Beyond Diversity Day is a handbook for teachers, counselors, administrators, policy makers, parents, and students who want to understand and affirm sexuality differences; promote and protect the well-being of all students; and reduce bigotry, self-hatred, and violence. In question-and-answer format, Arthur Lipkin offers advice on how to nurture positive relationships among glbt youth, their families, and the schools; welcome glbt families in the school community; support glbt educators; and incorporate sound and appropriate glbt-related curricula across disciplines. Written by a veteran high school and university teacher and staff developer, Beyond Diversity Day weaves sound scholarship with vivid real-world examples from classrooms and the media. It offers a compelling blueprint for working with diverse students and for improving schools.
Arthur Lipkin, an associate editor of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, is a former instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He directed the Safe Colleges Program of the Massachusetts Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth and taught in the Cambridge Public Schools for twenty years. He is also t...
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Title:Beyond Diversity Day: A Q&A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.26 × 6.11 × 0.57 inPublished:November 11, 2003Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:074252034X

ISBN - 13:9780742520349

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chap. 1: Homophobia and Heterosexism Chapter 3 Chap. 2: Homosexualities Chapter 4 Chap. 3: Counseling GLBT Students and Their Families Chapter 5 Chap. 4: Gay Teachers and Gay Families Chapter 6 Chap. 5: Effective School Reforms Chapter 7 Chap. 6: Progress and Resistance Chapter 8 Chap. 7: Changing the Curriculum Chapter 9 Appendices

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Arthur Lipkin, employing a writing style that is understandable and nonthreatening to the overarching community, creates an extremely readable text that is inviting to multiple levels of readers. By moving beyond the typical boundaries of educationese, Lipkin increases the viability of his audience and avoids the reductionistic view of diversity that is palatable for the current dominant heterosexist majority who control all aspects of society, which, of course, draws into play the public schools. [The author] provides a compelling read that draws on the narratives of people who surround the heterosexual majority constantly, and by naming their issues, he encourages thought processes to begin that leads to accessibility of what, in actuality, is a complex message.Until a generation of nonhomophobes has a chance to grow and develop, a safe and secure environment for diverse peoples cannot be guaranteed within the supposedly 'public' schools. This is why initiating programs that expand definitions of diversity are so necessary today. Only when one learns not to fear 'the other' does the other become the self. Lipkin names the problem. He also proposes some steps toward working to eradicate the hurt which the GLBT population has incurred. It remains to those who work in universities and schools to find their courageous voices and to speak out so that diversity is something other than just another reason for setting aside a day when people pretend to accept difference while keeping their minds and their hearts firmly shut.