FCKH8Homophobia, sexual orientation and schools: A review and implications for actionThere has been growing concern in recent years about bullying in general, and homophobic bullying in particular, and the effect these forms of discrimination have on the academic, emotional and physical well-being of children and young people at school. The review is quick to point out that teachers can also suffer from homophobia, with possible detrimental results to their careers. This review aims to answer the following main questions: what’s the extent and impact of homophobic bullying, how are homophobia and sexual orientation addressed within classrooms and across whole schools, and finally how are these sorts of issues being addressed among the school workforce?
StopBullying.GOVED386327 Aug 95 Fostering Resilience in Children. ERIC Digest.Fostering Resilience in Children Bonnie Benard Source: Benard, B. (1995). Fostering resilience in children. Urbana, IL: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education. [ED386327] Return to: | Readings in Educational Psychology | Educational Psychology Interactive | This digest summarizes a growing body of international, cross-cultural, longitudinal studies that provide scientific evidence that many youth--even those with multiple and severe risks in their lives--can develop into "confident, competent, and caring adults" (Werner & Smith, 1992); and discusses the critical role schools can play in this process. SOCIAL COMPETENCE includes qualities such as responsiveness, especially the ability to elicit positive responses from others; flexibility, including the ability to move between different cultures; empathy; communication skills; and a sense of humor. Schools also communicate expectations in the way they are structured and organized. Benard, B. (1991). Comer, J. (1984).