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


reviewed by Laurel Lampela — 2004

coverTitle: Beyond Diversity Day: A Q&A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in Schools
Author(s): Arthur Lipkin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 0742520331, Pages: 261, Year: 2004
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It is evident by reading newspaper accounts from across the country that many school districts are proving to be very difficult environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) teens and adults.   Schools are coping with an increasing number of grievances filed by LGBT students and teachers because the schools are not effectively addressing their need for safety and their right to attend school or work in a harassment-free environment.  Quite often, teachers, principals, district supervisors and superintendents are at a loss for ways to address these issues effectively.   They do not know where to seek answers to questions they have quickly or do not bother to ask the questions and may ignore or minimize the problems LGBT students and teachers encounter on a daily basis.   Arthur Lipkin in his book Beyond Diversity Day: A Q&A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in Schools provides answers to over 180 questions that teachers, administrators and counselors may have or questions they may encounter in the future.  Lipkin believes that... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 8, 2004, p. 1567-1569
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11278, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 5:37:33 PM

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  • Laurel Lampela
    University of New Mexico
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    LAUREL LAMPELA is an associate professor of art education at the University of New Mexico. She is the co-editor of the anthology From Our Voices: Art Educators and Artists Speak Out About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Issues, 2003, Kendall/Hunt Publishers. She is the co-founder of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Issues Caucus of the National Art Education Association and has published book chapters and articles on issues of gender and sexual identity in the visual arts.
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