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 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 the author of Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools (1999).
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